Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dad has helped me become more professional: Shahid Kapoor

Dad has helped me become more professional: Shahid

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is currently shooting for Pankaj Kapoor's "Mausam", says working with his father has made him more professional.
"I have done a lot of films with new directors, so it became easy for me to convince them on a shot. But with dad, it is not the same. He has made me more professional," Shahid, who was here to unveil Pioneer's new 2011 electronics range, told reporters.

Starring alongside Sonam Kapoor, Shahid will be seen portraying the role of an air force pilot in the directorial debut of three-times national award winner Pankaj Kapoor.

The 29-year-old says he has become thick-skinned to his father's presence now.

"Initially, I used to get jitters in his presence but now I have become used to it and have learnt how to overcome my nervousness. After spending so much time with him, I have become more thick-skinned," Shahid said.

"It is not very easy to satisfy my dad. Till the time I don't get thumbs up from his end, the re-takes don't stop. But the process has made me learn a lot. My casual attitude to let go has been rectified by dad. He is the finest actor, not because he is my dad but because of the experience and talent he has," the actor said.

Shahid says he wants to be known as the "director's actor".

"I want to be known as the director's actor. From now on, I will not take the pressure of what they want from my character. I'll listen to them, do according to them and if things don't work out, blame them for it," he said with a sheepish grin.

Shahid Kapoor to return with plum projects

Shahid to return with plum projects  

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who has been missing from action for a while now, will soon be back with a bang as he has signed films with directors Kunal Kohli and Sajid Nadiadwala.
"Yes, the buzz about me signing a film with Kunal are true. I have signed the project with him and we will start working on it very soon," Shahid told reporters here.

The actor also cleared the air regarding featuring in a film titled "Heer Ranjha".

"I am definitely doing a film with Sajid Nadiadwala, but it being called 'Heer Ranjha' is not very sure. So, I can't confirm the title and the subject of the movie. But we are doing a project together that is for sure," he said.

The actor is currently working round the clock for his father Pankaj Kapoor's directorial venture "Mausam".

Sporting a clean shaven look and dressed in semi-formals, the actor was in the capital to unveil the new 2011 range of Pioneer electronics.