Shahid and Genelia on their 'Second Chance' in life..

Star Plus' Tere Mere Beach Mein on September 5th will focus on Shahid Kapur and Genelia's second chance in life after umpteen failures and rejections...

Published: Friday,Sep 04, 2009 11:33 AM GMT-06:00
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Star Plus' one-of-a-kind talk show hosted by the versatile Farah Khan has been received well by viewers and critics, and this shows in its remarkable opening ratings. Dealing with socially relevant topics, Farah Khan brings out the happiest, saddest and never-before known facts of celebrities in the very interactive show.

This Saturday, September 5th at 9 PM, Tere Mere Beach Mein highlights the journey of people who've had second chances in life after umpteen failures and rejections. Bollywood actors Shahid Kapur & Genelia D'souza talk about the difficult and tough times they have faced with host Farah Khan.

Do you ever know that Shahid Kapur was initially rejected by Ken Ghosh for the movie Ishq Vishq, as he felt Shahid had no body??

Well, this is a fact and the rest is history. Farah Khan's extensive research on Shahid brings out this uncovered aspect before one and all.

Talking about being rejected for his first hit film Ishq Vishq by director Ken Ghosh, Shahid reveals, "The first time I met Ken, he said I had it all – talent, looked good – but said, "Tumhari body nahi hai..you have potential but try harder!" So I was very upset and one could take such comments positively or negatively!  I took it upon myself that I would work towards getting a better build and would get a better body!"
He adds, "God has his own ways. The film got stuck for a year with the producer rejecting Ken's final draft. A year later I was sending my pictures to various advertising agencies. By then, I'd become popular with an ad and a music video and somehow my pictures reached Ken. He wanted to know if it was the same guy he'd rejected and he called me when my assistant confirmed it. I told Ken with attitude that I wouldn't do an audition!"
Ken agrees saying, "When I first met Shahid, he was a good looker and dancer but very thin..Six months later, Shahid came to me showing me his biceps saying, "See, I have biceps and triceps, I'm working out! He was perfect and we signed him for Ishq Vishq."

Even though Ishq Vishq gave Shahid a great platform in the industry, things indeed looked bleak for the actor who suffered flops after flops after tasting initial success. But then, lady luck gave him a second chance as Sooraj Barjatya's Vivaah happened.

However, as Shahid puts it before Farah, "A spate of failures had pulled my confidence down, when I had begun shooting for Vivaah. This is where Sooraj Barjatya's pep talk really mattered. He said, There's only one thing that can take you ahead and that's talent and you have that in you! I was unconvinced and gave one shot and then saw it on the monitor and I said, "I've given a perfect shot. I know my work! I used to just focus on my work and these months were the turning point in my life. But the most difficult phase was after Vivaah was a super hit, I was at home for six months without work! I got some 60 film offers but none inspired me".

All this and much more revelations from Shahid Kapur & Genelia D'souza on Saturday, September 5 at 9 pm on STAR Plus' Tere Mere Beach Mein…

Farah Khan Genelia Deshmukh Sooraj Barjatya Shahid Kapoor Ken Ghosh Tere Mere Beach Mein  Star Plus 

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ffkhan 12 years ago I love Shahid!Big smile2010-08-26 05:00:30
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bwoodlover01 13 years ago i cant wait to watch it! omg shahid looks so cute in pic9. LOL! he's adorably cute! (L)
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lailayazkhan 13 years ago Oh God! Cant wait for this! I can tell you without doubt I'am gonna love this episode and the last episode.
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saahr-cute 13 years ago he's looking sooo good in his new hair style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Riya07 13 years ago OMG they look adorable together
can't wait for this!!!
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-iPayal- 13 years ago OMG!! shahid iss loooking soo cute!! he adorable! they look good together :)
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Aashi3 13 years ago Im totally lovin' Shahid's new look..but im sorta iffy about genelia's hairstyle and the dress a.k.a red garbage bag she's wearing..i thought she was a younger version of mahima chaudhary when i first looked at the pics briefly..she looks different..and yes they do look nice together..cute jodi :)
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myluv_harshad 13 years ago wooow......... not missing this episode!!!! shahid luking soooo cute!!!
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abru07 13 years ago they look so cute together :) and I am loving shahid's new look
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