Image of Shahid Kapoor on the bus looking sad

Sad Shahid Kapoor

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Sad Shahid Kapoor, also known as Shahid Kapoor On The Bus, is a frame from the 2007 Bollywood movie Jab We Met, where protagonist Aditya Kashyap (played by Shahid Kapoor) can be seen looking sad and depressed while riding the bus. The image is a popular reaction meme in India.


On October 26th, 2007, the Bollywood movie Jab We Met was released. The movie starred actors Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor who played the roles of Aditya Kashyap and Geet Dhillon respectively. Aditya (played by Shahid) is shown to be sad and depressed while riding the bus in a scene in the movie (seen below).[1]

Various stills and screen captures from the film went into circulation on social media soon after the release of the popular film, including the shot of Shahid Kapoor looking sad on the bus. An example of the scene being used in a meme was a February 16th, 2021 post by Twitter[2] page @bollywoodmemers, where it gathered over 670 likes in two years (seen below).

BM Bollywood Memers @Bollywood Memers Quitting everything, taking a random train and disappearing is a mood rn 10:11 AM Feb 16, 2021 :


On November 9th, 2021, Twitter[3] user @ThisIsOshaz posted the image of Shahid Kapoor on the bus with a caption that read, "When you raise your family’s expectations with your primary school grades, but you grow up to be a failure," gathering over 3,000 likes in two years (seen below, left). On November 14th, 2021, Twitter[4] user @aysan_says posted the meme with a caption that read, "This is how Asians are watching #T20WorldCupFinal." The tweet gathered over 300 likes in two years (seen below, right).

Oshaz @ThisIsOshaz When you raise your family's expectations with your primary school grades, but you grow up to be a failure: 3:21 AM Nov 9, 2021 598 Retweets 102 Quotes 3,319 Likes 105 Bookmarks : To AYSANOT. @aysan_says This is how Asians are watching #T20World CupFinal 10:53 AM Nov 14, 2021 12 Retweets 2 Quotes 325 Likes

On December 10th, 2021, Twitter[5] user @FanOfBilalKhan posted a tweet using the image. The tweet had a caption that read, "Do my friends consider me their friend?" and gathered over 400 likes in two years (seen below, left). On January 1st, 2022, Twitter[6] user @relatewithfiza posted the earliest known version of the meme to be edited to make Kapoor smile, gathering over 100 likes in a year (seen below, right).

@FanOfBilalKhan "do my friends consider me their friend?" 10:12 AM · Dec 10, 2021 62 Retweets 7 Quotes 430 Likes 9 Bookmarks fiza @relatewithfiza Depressed me after listening "jo saal ke pehle din hota hai, wahi poora saal hota hai" 5:22 AM Jan 1, 2022

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Abhishek @MSDianAbhiii When I check my "Zomato saved addresses" and find out that I don't talk to these people anymore 1:33 AM Jan 12, 2023 18.9K Views billi @Anushkanayakk Kuch nai bhai bas aapna bank balance check karliya 3:37 AM Sep 19, 2022 : Sajcasm @sajcasm_ I can see myself going to office tomorrow 2:13 PM Sep 4, 2022 Ramisha @thenighthustler My msgs 3:39 PM Apr 24, 2022 • uske replies 786 Retweets 180 Quotes 5,663 Likes 230 Bookmarks : Rohitt. O @rohitt_pal This was my Multiverse of Sadness 9:51 AM·May 12, 2022 四 Oshaz @ThisIsOshaz me when I wake up at Sehri vs. me when I stay up till Sehri: 7:24 PM Mar 24, 2023 148.3K Views 653 Retweets 35 Quotes 5,041 Likes 75 Bookmarks :

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External References

[1] YouTube – Jab We Met

[2] Twitter – bollywoodmemers

[3] Twitter – ThisIsOshaz

[4]  Twitter – aysan_says

[5] Twitter – FanOfBilalKhan

[6] Twitter – relatewithfiza

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