April 9, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is promoting his forthcoming Hindi film ‘Paathshaala’ which is turning out to be a complete joy ride as the actor is all set to revive his childhood memories by visiting his old school and house in Delhi next week.
Eros International and Paperdoll Entertainment, the producers of ‘Paathshaala’ have planned a special visit for Shahid next week to his school Gyan Bharti Public School in Delhi where the star will be spending some quality time with some of his ex-teachers and the students there.
After that, Shahid will take a walk down memory lane (quite literally), as he will visit his old residence which is just a few blocks away from the school. Shahid grew up in Saket, South Delhi where he used to live in a Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flat with his maternal grandparents. The star will be going to the flat he once lived in and meet the tenants who now stay there.
Commenting on the visit, Shahid’s best friend and producer of the Shahid-starrer Paathshaala, Ahmed Khan says, “Everybody visits different cities for promoting their films but when we were working on Paathshaala, we decided that we would visit Shahid’s school and his old house too. Shahid had mentioned that he never thought of going to his old house even though he has been to Delhi several times after permanently shifting base to Mumbai. We will be going there next week. Shahid wants to visit his old house and also meet the tenants who stay there now. He fondly remembers the old house, and the fact that he used to walk to his school which was 7-8 minutes away. It will be a walk down memory lane, which is exactly what our film is all about.”
Shahid says, “It’s a nostalgic feeling for me to go back to my school where I studied till fourth standard. I also hope to go to my old house B-16 where I stayed for 10 years with my maternal grandparents. Delhi is like home for me and it will be nice especially for a film like Paathshaala, which is all about students and education. It’s a great opportunity for me and I am excited.”
Well, Shahid couldn’t have asked for a better way to relive his own Paathshaala days!!