MUMBAI: Actor Shahid Kapur, who had the rare experience of flying multirole jet fighter aircraft F-16 to adapt traits of a fighter pilot for his forthcoming film " Mausam", takes pride in being the only film actor to have flown that ultimate flying machine.
Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor considers himself fortunate to be the only actor in the film industry to have flown the F-16.
It had been a very exciting experience for Shahid. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise too had flown the F-15. Shahid had flown the F-16 earlier this year at Bangalore’s AeroIndia defense exhibition.
He stated that he is not much fond of flying a plane, but flying the American fighter aircraft was the most exhilarating experience that one can have.
He had taken rigorous training prior to flying the plane. He visited air force bases and met air force pilots; he had put on the G-suit, sat on the plane, and carefully observed how the pilots walked with their helmets.
In his upcoming film ‘Mausam’ which is his father Pankaj Kapoor’s directorial debut he plays the role of an Air Force pilot.
The film has Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in the lead pair. The film will hit theatres on 16th September.