first of all i agree shahid almost wasted his career through bad luck and more due to poor script selection. but still there is hope..everyone knows his potential and who said he doesnt get an opening?
Rangoon - everyone knew the genre of the movie and the director--these kinda movies never tend to open well
Udta Punjab - despite being a very dark movie opened with almost 10 crores
Shaandar - the perfect kinda genre that shahid had to try though crashed at bo, luk at the opening - around 12-13 cr
R Rajkumar - a mass commercial movie with better trailer n music- opened toalmost 10 cr again
PPNH - opened to arnd 6 cr that time which was due to genre and good music
All this proves there is still interest and opening for his movies but only if he choses movies like these youngsters u talking about and not a rangoon,haider or udta punjab which shahid does
He still has a decent fanbase and most neutrals love him - so its just a matter of him chosing lighter movies with proper entertaining stuffs- Though Padmavatis succes credit wont go his way, if it succeeds, still shahid would be getting a wider reach or attention yet again which he can capitalize-
A star like varun and tiger with limited talents are getting an opening at boxoffice through pure entertainers just imagine shahid afetr giving few hits--
still its all upto shahid and lets wait and see if he surges up or fades away..