Posted on April 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm

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A secret admirer is all praise for Shahid Kapoor!

Since the release of Udta Punjab’s trailer, viewers, fans, and critics are all praise for Shahid Kapoor’s brilliant portrayal of Tommy Singh. The renowned editor of a popular website has written an open letter to the actor, describing heartfelt appreciation for Shahid and his filmography. Take a look…

Dear Shahid,

It is difficult to get Tommy Singh out of the head. I’ve been watching the Udta Punjab promo on a loop and I find your madness, the unforgettable look and a total surrender to the character extremely intoxicating. Literally. You told me in an interview that this role is the most challenging role of your career. Considering you’ve had a Haider in the past, there must be something truly different in Udta Punjab that made you say so. Now, having seen the promo and the uncanny premise of the film surely promises a rollercoaster ride littered with sync sound expletives and whacky music score. Bring it on.

My first impulse after watching the promo was that this guy is an Artiste and he must continue believing in himself. I tweeted the same almost instantly. Later I thought about it in detail. The ability to take up a gritty subject and to go all the way must have been quite a journey. The best part is that you seem to be having a ball playing Tommy Singh in spite of the serious issue of enormous drug menace in Punjab. You may have had a tough time at rocking the box office charts but the zeal to continue taking up challenging roles is highly respectable.  I am really glad that in the last few years you’ve been making sensible script decisions and choosing directors who are offering you something truly unusual.

I would also like to say that when one looks back at your filmography then apart from the unsuccessful films that you’ve delivered, you also have a unique distinction of having played characters that will remain etched in Indian cinema history forever. Ishq Vishq, Vivaah, Jab We Met, Kaminey, Haider and now hopefully Udta Punjab will ensure that Shahid Kapoor will always be remembered as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, an actor who made bold choices and came out triumphant. Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon looks extremely good and going by the record that you’ve had with Vishal, it may be another jewel in your crown. This is not a small achievement. Great performances are remembered for their greatness and not for the amount of money those films made.

I am excitedly looking forward to interacting with you soon for Udta Punjab and can’t wait for more promos from what looks like a gem of a movie.

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Well, it seems like Shahid Kapoor has a certain secret admirer in the industry! We wish the actor all the luck with Udta Punjab!