Shahid Kapoor is in the news again, and not for an exemplary performance on the celluloid. One of the most temperamental actors of the film industry, Shahid reportedly lost his cool at a recently held award event -- when the award, previously promised to him, wasn't conferred on him. Reports say Shahid was promised the Best Actor award at the Star Screen Awards. He hosted the event with Kartik Aaryan and was scheduled to perform on a few dance numbers towards the end of the event. But Ranveer Singh got the award for Gully Boy -- which also is the official entry from India for the Academy Awards. Shahid and Ranveer reportedly don't get along well -- since Padmaavat wherein the former played the protagonist and the latter the antagonist. Shahid has since maintained he was not given enough screen space as was promised to him.
A source informed TOI, "Shahid was expecting an award for 'Kabir Singh' but backed out of performing when he realised he's losing it to Ranveer for 'Gully Boy'. Shahid was not too happy with the news that he's losing out on a major award."
When Shahid Kapoor stormed out of the event in anger, it was Varun Dhawan who the organisers approached to perform instead.
"It was an understanding that Shahid will perform because he was bagging the award. He had rehearsed for the performance too. The makers had to then reach out to the Coolie No. 1 actor who agreed on giving a last-minute performance on the stage," a source told Pinkvilla.
Another source, however, refuted the rumours.
"Shahid is a thorough professional and a man of his words. Therefore, even though the doctor had advised him bed rest, he tried to fulfil his commitments for a recent award ceremony to the best ability. Although, he again fell severely ill, Shahid didn’t want anyone to suffer any kind of loss," it said.
The award night is yet to air on television and therefore, the makers are still looking out for a replacement to fill up the act that was slotted for Shahid.