While it didn’t come as a surprise at all that Shah Rukh Khan was practically mobbed everywhere he went in Macau, it sure looks like actor Ranbir Kapoor’s fan following has surged by leaps and bounds after his ‘Rockstar’ performance this year. At the recently concluded ‘Pan Bahar presents Zee Cine Awards 2012 powered by Hair & Care’, Ranbir and Shahid Kapoor performed in Macau, where they teamed up for the first time, to pay tribute to legends, Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor. However, Ranbir, it seems, turned out to be the popular one among the two.
While Ranbir and Shahid only performed to two songs, their friendship seemed to go beyond their act. Their steps were in tandem and they complemented each other well. Shahid has always been known for his dancing skills, but Ranbir seemed unfazed by the dancing star’s reputation and matched him step for step at the awards night. The duo stuck to each other, before and after the awards night, so much so that, they apparently even landed in Macau together. After the awards night, they chose to take the same ferry out of Macau to Hong Kong and boarded the same flight back to Mumbai.
Onlookers at the Macau airport thronged to get a glimpse of Ranbir just as he stepped inside. He was hounded by adults, children, young girls alike to
pose for pictures and autographs. Ranbir, being the sport that he is, obliged everyone and patiently signed each autograph. It was only a distracted Shahid who refused to click pictures with fans and was glued to his phone instead. Fans apparently did not pay much attention to a relatively more aloof Shahid.
An onlooker present at the airport says, “Shahid refused to pose for pictures. There were a couple of them who stood patiently for sometime, hoping he would sign an autograph, but he just refused. He was mostly stuck to his phone as his passport hadn’t reached him. He was probably trying to sort that out when his fans asked him to pose for a picture and he just refused.”
Ranbir is nominated this year at ‘Pan Bahar presents Zee Cine Awards 2012 powered by Hair & Care’ for the Best Actor award (Jury’s Choice as well as the Popular Voting categories) for his stellar performance in Rockstar and for the ‘International Icon – Male’ award.