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
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.