I don’t think I was born with a great body!
Never mind the dashing figures he cuts in his films, it’s hard to miss the boyish affability Shahid Kapoor oozes when you meet him in person. In real life, he doesn’t look one bit the burgeoning marquee idol you swoon for, but is very casual and easy going. “What you see of me on the screen is actually the hard work of a team of people who come together to make me look good. I trust their instincts. I am confident of their conviction in me,” he says. “I don’t know if I’m good or bad at it, but I know how much I’ve slogged for all this...those auditions, trying to be noticed, my desperation to be accepted...yes, all of us have to go through the grind. What works for me is that I love what I do. If you’re passionate about your job, the hard work comes easy. Also, then, you’re convinced that you are good at what you do and better than many others you are pitted against.” “I’m not really good with fashion—I’m told I don’t have very good taste when it comes to clothes! So once I get comfortable with a particular look, I stick to it. Style is very individual. You need to be comfortable in your skin— until you reach that comfort level with yourself, whatever you put on will be useless. But change is important, because it helps you grow as a person. For instance, these days I am trying to be comfortable in formals. Earlier I used to feel claustrophobic in them, but now I’m trying.” “Being fit is a very personal feeling. I don’t think I was born with a great