Shahid Kapoor was last seen in the role of an angry young man in the Prabhu Deva movie R… Rajkumar. Though slammed by the critics, the masala movie was a commercial success.
R… Rajkumar has been labelled as a film that bounced him back to success. Talking about it, Shahid said “Many think that R… Rajkumar is a movie that got me back after my failure. So be it. There’s always much more than what meets the eye. Every actor’s journey is very different but the actors will always be pitted against each other. Look at Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio. Their career graph is unbelievable. All of them are phenomenal stars and we here pray that our graph also looks like them. But I know that my highs and lows are going to be different from everyone else’s. I am carving out a niche for myself as an actor. Let the people talk what they want to. It doesn’t affect my career.”
Shahid also commented on the 100 crore club-200 crore club labels and said “Movies are getting pitched into 100 and 200 crores, which I think is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. It’s good for the industry and the market if films do that kind of business but we are also losing a bit of perspective on what’s good and what’s not as far as content is concerned. A film made at Rs. 85 crores doing a Rs. 105 crores business is a film that has recovered its cost. But a film made at 40 crores doing Rs. 100 crores is a hit film. It’s important to be bigger and bigger and reach out to more people. Kaminey, if released today in 2013, would’ve done a phenomenal business. I think it was way too ahead of its time. And then we had the whole swine flu ruling our country on the day of my movie’s release.