Shahid Kapoor made his screen debut with the 2003 movie Ishq Vishk, but long before that, Shahid had worked as a background dancer in a number of films. In one of those movies, Taal, Shahid and Aishwarya Rai can be seen dancing to the song Kahin Aag Lage Lag Jaaye. Shahid recently commented about filming that scene and referred to it as the “worst and the best day of my life at that time.”
Shahid recounted in an interview that he had an accident on the way to the shoot, which left him flustered when he arrived on the set. But eventually, he had the chance to be seen in a crucial scene.“No one knows this, but that day I met with an accident. I used to ride my motorcycle and I fell off it. So, I remember I reached the set very flustered because I had fallen off and I was like, what just happened with me? And that was the day this happened with me. I’ll always remember it as the worst and the best day of my life at that time,” he revealed.
Shahid had also performed as a background dancer in Yash Chopra’s Dil To Pagal Hai a few years before to Taal. Shahid recalled being a ‘nervous wreck’ during his time on the Dil to Pagal Hai set because he was still a ‘rookie’ and didn’t want to mess anything up. He revealed,“Dil To Pagal Hai… I have no favourite memories. My hair was bouncing around too much and I was spoiling the shot so I was really nervous. I had just joined Shiamak’s troupe, so I was probably one of the rookies there. I was just nervous all the time. I was a nervous wreck, just hoping I don’t mess things up.”