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Shahid Flies In A F-16 Fighter

Bangalore, Feb 12: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is playing the role of a combat aircraft pilot in his upcoming film 'Mausam', was thrilled to fly in a Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter aircraft at the
PTI February 12, 2011 21:12 IST
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Bangalore, Feb 12: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is playing the role of a combat aircraft pilot in his upcoming film 'Mausam', was thrilled to fly in a Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter aircraft at the Aero India show here.

"I am very keen to get into F-16 as a co-pilot. I thank IAF and also Lockheed Martin for giving me this opportunity," Shahid told reporters ahead of his flying venture today.

The 29-year-old actor had to undergo one month's rigorous training and pass required tests before flying the combat aircraft.

"I think it is a privilege to get an opportunity (to fly a fighter aircraft) which does not come to all," said Shahid, who is the first Bollywood actor to have flown a F-16.

'Mausam' is directed by Shahid's father Pankaj Kapoor, with actress Sonam Kapoor playing the female lead.  PTI