Shahid Kapoor, a trend setter of some sorts, is known for doing
some very unique things, be it for his performances or for his movies.
This time around he has gone to a whole new level and has decided to
become a pilot, and not just for any old plane but the one that no actor
has ever got the chance to sit in!
It has been confirmed that Shahid will be participating in the Aero
India 2011 contest that is being
held in Bangalore on February 11th. He
will notibly be the first actor in the whole world to be flying an F-16
IN Super Viper fighter plane, one of the fastest planes ever. Before
him, Ratan Tata was the only Indian to be allowed the privilege of
flying the F16.
Shahid has been said to have gone through rigorous training the
last one month and will continue to do so until his flying date. Along
with the training, he had to go through a few medical tests to make sure
he did not suffer from motion sickness and can safely fly at high
velocity. Fortunately he has passed most of the tests and only a few
remain which will take place in the upcoming days.
Before the competition, Shahid will run a flight stimulation test
at the Indian Air Force Station Yelahanka where he will run through a
mock up the competition day itself, almost like a rehearsal.
This is a great opportunity for Shahid to learn the different
aspects of flying a plane since he plays an Air Force pilot in his next
venture. Mausum, directed by his father, the renowned actor Pankaj Kapoor, stars Sonam Kapoor opposite him.
Just like his career is on a high, here's hoping Shahid has a great time being up in the sky!
Editors: Hershi & Jenifer