On Tuesday, reports of Shahid Kapoor walking out of an awards show made headlines. The actor had reportedly refused to perform at the ceremony after he didn’t bag the Best Actor Award, which was promised to him by the organisers beforehand. Shahid was supposed to win the Best Actor Award for his performance in Kabir Singh. However, the award went to Ranveer Singh.
Now, if latest reports are to be believed, Varun Dhawan has replaced Shahid and he will be performing in his place. Talking about the same, a source told Pinkvilla, "Varun Dhawan has been brought in as a replacement for Shahid on the show. Varun will step in for Shahid and the entire performance has been reworked to suit Varun. When the channel approached the Gen-Y hero, they were visibly in a mess and Varun immediately agreed to help them out. He took a day to rehearse with the dance crew and delivered his performance last night."
"Varun asked the team if they would be okay if he performed on a song from his upcoming dance film Street Dancer 3D. The theatrical trailer will be unveiled in a week's time. Varun decided to perform on his song Garmi from Street Dancer 3D, which will be launched around a week before the awards night gets aired. We hear that Varun also got his co-star Nora Fatehi to join him on stage for one of the songs," the source added.
Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh won two awards at the Star Screen Awards, one for Best actor in leading role for Gully Boy and the other for ‘Entertainer of the Year’. Co-star, Alia Bhatt also won the best actor in female category.
On the professional front, Shahid Kapoor is busy shooting for the Hindi remake of Telugu hit, Jersey. The Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanauri, who also helmed the 2019 Telugu original, starring Nani in lead role. Varun Dhawan, on the other hand, will be next seen in Coolie No. 1. The film also stars Sara Ali Khan in the lead role. Varun has stepped into the shoes of Govinda. Sara, on the other hand, will play Karisma Kapoor's role in the film.