With his recent film ‘Haider’ (2014) being applauded by national and international audiences, actor Shahid Kapoor believes in stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something very different when it comes to signing films.
Best known for his chocolate-boy-next-door types of characters, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare adaptation of ‘Hamlet’ saw Kapoor in a completely different light. Not knowing what to expect from audiences, NDTV reported Kapoor explaining, “We didn’t know what to expect from ‘Haider’, we just knew it’s a unique film and we wanted to do it. When it got ready, we felt it was an honest film.”
“We had faith, trust and pride because it was not an easy film to make. It’s been amazing so far. We were waiting for the audiences’ response, but we knew it’s not an out and out entertainer so this kind of appreciation from the audience is great.” he went onto add.
Kapoor’s performance in yet another Bhardhwaj directorial titled ‘Kaminey’ (2009)where he played a double role was also very much appreciated. Talking about taking on different roles, the actor went onto say, “”I have always believed that good content will always find an audience. As an actor you have to take risks and do a film like Haider and when it works, you feel cool about it.”
‘Haider’ also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan Khan.