New Delhi, (Agencies): Actor Shahid Kapoor, will fly the American F-16 Super Viper combat aircraft at the Aero India show in Bangalore next week for his forthcoming film 'Mausam', where he is playing the role of a fighter pilot.

Lockheed Martin officials said "Shahid Kapoor will fly the aircraft on February 12 during the five-day air show.”

"It's a huge honour and privilege and, at the same time, probably the coolest thing I have done yet in life. I am super excited about it," Shahid, who will be the first Bollywood actor to fly F-16, said.

Shahid has undergone rigorous training for the last one month.

Shahid will have to pass a flight simulation test before he gets into the cockpit which will be like flying the actual flight in the same conditions.

Lockheed Martin is the manufacturer of F-16 and is in the race for supplying 126 Multirole Combat Aircraft to the Indian Air Force.

Kapoor, 29, joins the likes of celebrities such as Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata, Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma-- the first Indian to have gone in space and MP Navin Jindal who have flown as pillions in two-seater versions of fighters.

The movie is being directed by Shahid's father Pankaj Kapoor in which he would play a fighter pilot opposite Sonam Kapoor.