When Shahid Kapoor became the first-ever Indian actor to fly an American fighter plane

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Shahid Kapoor has won the hearts of his fans with his stellar performances. Over the years, the Jersey actor has proved his acting prowess and his skills. Many a times, we come across stories about actors who have gone way too beyond to play a character or role on the big screen. Actors put in a lot of efforts to perform into a role of another person.

Did you know actor Shahid Kapoor became the first-ever Indian actor to fly an American fighter plane? It was for his role in the Pankaj Kapur directorial Mausam. For the movie, Shahid, who played the role of an Indian Air Force officer, had to fly the American F-16 Super Viper. The actor had reportedly undergone training for the same.

Shahid, who was playing the role of Harinder Singh became a Squadron Leader. He had undergone training for more than a month to take the flight during the movie shoot. Kapoor became the first-Indian actor to fly the American super viper.


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While the Jersey actor became the first-Indian actor to fly the fighter plane, Hugh Jackman and Gerard Butler were among the first few Hollywood stars to fly the aircraft before.

Talking about Mausam, it also featured Sonam Kapoor in a key role. The Pankaj Kapur directorial was released in 2011. The movie also featured Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak, Shayan Munshi and Aditi Sharma.

Meanwhile, on the work front, the actor is set to make his OTT debut with the web series, Farzi. He also has the movie Bloody Daddy and reportedly a movie with Kriti Sanon, in the pipeline. The actor was last seen in the movie Jersey, opposite Mrunal Thakur.

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