Shahid Kapoor “This is the side of my father that he never showed me”

Five years after Kaminey, Shahid Kapur teams up with director Vishal Bharadwaj once again in the forthcoming Haider. The actor believes it’s a match ordained by the stars.

He says, “I think I am very lucky … somehow whatever we try to do together has worked; and it’s not easy to achieve that. In fact it’s so difficult to achieve this every time that you have to credit a little bit of it to luck.”

Based on the eternal Shakespearean tragedy, Hamlet, Haider is strikingly different from Shahid’s last film, the openly commercial R Rajkumar and the actor agrees, “R Rajkumar was something in a totally different zone for me. I have worked with Vishal sir before also but it’s a different feeling with Haider. I feel I have matured a lot in the last few months. I feel content that I did this film because certain films you do depending on whether they will do well or not and certain films you do because you want to feel enriched as an actor and you want to have an experience which will help you to grow … Haider is the latter kind of film.”

Shahid is almost as excited about his father Pankaj Kapur’s forthcoming film Finding Fanny. Shahid enthuses, “I haven’t seen the film yet, but I have seen the promos and I am dying to see the film. He (dad) is at some other level. I love seeing my dad wearing an open shirt and shorts … and checking out Dimple Kapadia. This is the side of my father that he never showed me … but now I have seen it. I think he is fantastic.”

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