I don’t think I was born with a great body!

Cosmopolitan (India) - - BODY LOVE -

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

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