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Shahid: Sappy about Jappy! 

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Shahid KapoorIndian Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor performs at the annual 'Mumbai Police Melawa' show in Mumbai on January 19, 2016. AFP PHOTO

Shahid Kapoor, who was recently had been in the news for learning Japanese, has taken a fondness for not only the language but also the lifestyle. The actor, who is known to undergo rigorous prepping sessions for all his onscreen characters, is doing the same for his upcoming next, RANGOON. RANGOON required the actor to mouth Japanese dialogues, and Shahid took it upon himself to perfect the requirements of his onscreen character.

In addition to learning the language, Shahid has also begun conversing in the same with fellow co-stars and members of the crew who belong to the country! The language led to the actor bonding instantly, which started off with initial greetings and exchange of pleasantries and soon led to fun filled conversations with the international crew members.

So much so that, Shahid has also developed a fondness towards Japanese cuisine – of course, we are sure this staunch vegetarian will keep his distance from the likes of the famous Sashimi, a Japanese delicacy consisting of very fresh raw meat or fish sliced into thin pieces!
RANGOON which is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is set against the backdrop of World War II and will feature the actor playing the role of an Indian Army officer in the film.