This is a follow up entry on my previous post on The Politics of Representation on the Asian Stereotypes. Initially, we've mentioned that there is a lack of representation for other countries on shaping the identity of being "Asian".
Being "Asian" is not limited to having "chinky" eyes. Bear in mind that these are mostly "Oriental". Thus we would like to explore the hotness of models/celebs from other countries such as India.
I find it fit to start with Shahid Kapoor. Shahid Kapoor was born in Mumbai on 25 February 1981 to actors Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem, who divorced when he was three years old. His father married the actress Supriya Pathak. He has a brother Ruhan and sister Sana as well as a step-brother Ishaan.
He started his career in music videos and advertisements. Kapoor made his Bollywood debut as a background dancer in Subhash Ghai's Taal (1999). Four years later, he made his debut as a lead actor in Ishq Vishk (2003) and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance. After this he had more success with his acclaimed performances in films like Fida (2004) and Shikhar (2005). His first commercial were success with Sooraj R. Barjatya's Vivah (2006), and followed it with Jab We Met (2007) and Kaminey (2009) which are also his biggest gross so far.
Well. What cna you say? leave a comment.