It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 13 years since Shahid Kapoor made his debut on the big screen. It’s also hard to believe that he’s already 35 years old. Though he tries to downplay his time in this industry so far, Shahid has made a lot of bad choices and has already rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. We don’t know whether he’s fixed his ways or is still the same. Only time will tell. Or rather, only blind items can tell! Here Shahid Kapoor talks about his journey so far in Bollywood.
Shahid Kapoor Interview
Shahid Kapoor on playing Tommy Singh in Udta Punjab
I feel proud as playing Tommy Singh was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My instincts, as an actor, are driving my choices. I jump at anything that allows me to do something different. I am not thinking about too many other things.
Shahid on looking back in life
It is a learning (process) and a part of my life. It is the result of a larger design, which one can’t understand, so I don’t want to analyse it too much. Sometimes, when we look back too often, saamne se jo aa raha hai woh dikhta nahi hai (You are unable to see what’s in front of you). So, I just like to focus and look forward.
Shahid on how being Pankaj Kapur’s son didn’t help him
Everyone thinks that he is Pankaj Kapur’s son, so isko toh break mil gaya hoga (He must have got a break). But I have been rejected from 100 auditions. Sometimes, I didn’t have money to eat food or to even go to the auditions. I have lived that life, and I don’t like talking about it. But that is my reality.
Shahid on his first film, Ishq Vishk, being a hit
I felt that an opportunity has come from nowhere, and God has given me something I never thought I’ll be able to achieve.
Shahid Kapoor on his parents
My parents were actors, but they were not stars. So, they didn’t have any pull. Mujhe samajh mein nahi aata tha ki kisse milun, kya bolun ya kya karun (I couldn’t understand who to meet, what to say and what to do). Now when I look back, I feel like God has blessed me with this career, and I cannot let this opportunity go to waste. I don’t want to feel satisfied easily (laughs). It has been a 13-year-long wait to reach here. So, it will maybe take 13 years for me to feel relaxed.