I’M AT PEACE WITH MY CA­REER NOW, SAYS SHAHID KAPOOR

The ac­tor says that he now wants to fo­cus on en­joy­ing the process of film­mak­ing rather than box-of­fice re­sults, as that makes him feel more peace­ful

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I was con­fused about what I was do­ing. To­day, I have fi­nally reached a point where I’ve seen both the sides and now I want to just en­joy what I’m do­ing

-Shahid Kapoor, ac­tor

He has gone through many ups and downs in his 10- year- old ca­reer, but ac­tor Shahid

Kapoor ( right) says he has fi­nally found his ground and now wants to fo­cus on en­joy­ing the process of film­mak­ing rather than box- of­fice re­sults. The year 2014 was a good one for the star, as he had two back- to­back hits in R... Ra­jku­mar and Haider af­ter a long dry spell at the box- of­fice.

Ask him whether the re­cent hits have eased him out or cre­ated new pres­sure to main­tain the suc­cess ra­tio, and Shahid says, “Re­laxed is just a state of mind. It does not de­pend on suc­cess or fail­ure. I think be­ing re­laxed comes from be­ing at peace with what you are and en­joy­ing the process of what you are do­ing. That started hap­pen­ing to me a lit­tle be­fore Haider.”

The ac­tor notes that the sense of con­tent­ment he has to­day in his ca­reer was miss­ing till a cou­ple of years back. “I don’t think there is a sense of be­ing re­laxed, but there is a sense of peace that I am feel­ing and I am en­joy­ing it,” he says. “I was ear­lier con­fused about what I was do­ing. To­day, I have fi­nally reached a point where I’ve seen both the sides ( fail­ure and suc­cess). So, I now want to just en­joy what I’m do­ing, work with great peo­ple and do good work. The fo­cus is on the process and not on the re­sult. That makes me feel more peace­ful and cen­tred. But be­ing re­laxed is very rare in this industry,” he says.

The ac­tor is gear­ing up for his next along­side ac­tor Alia Bhatt, which is a rom­com by di­rec­tor Vikas Bahl. Shahid calls the project his most “good look­ing” movie ever and was also all praise for his much- younger costar. “I didn’t even feel we were meet­ing for the first time when we be­gan shoot­ing. Alia is ju­nior to me, but she is very ta­lented,” he says. “It was beau­ti­ful to work with her, but the best thing is that we be­came re­ally good friends. It feels nice that I got to meet Alia be­cause of this film. I hope we stay friends for a long time. We just con­nected and had a great time,” he adds.

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