Haider gave Shahid strength to take risks

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Film­maker Vishal Bhard­waj’s Na­tional Award win­ning film Haider gave its lead ac­tor Shahid Kapoor many rea­sons to cel­e­brate, but the movie also taught him a few lessons on tak­ing risks.

“Haider has given me a lot of strength to take risky de­ci­sions. In fact, this film has helped me dis­cover that if you want to be orig­i­nal you have to take risks. If you are com­fort­able while act­ing you are prob­a­bly do­ing some­thing that some­one has al­ready done in the past and that is not orig­i­nal. So, orig­i­nal­ity comes from spa­ces which are un­com­fort­able,” says Shahid, who can be seen in film­maker Vikas Bahl’s di­rec­to­rial along­side ac­tor Alia Bhatt.

Haider, which is the third in­stall­ment of Vishal Bhard­waj’s Shake­spearean tril­ogy, is based on The Bard’s play Ham­let, and helped sa­ti­ate Shahid’s hunger as an artist.

“Haider was an amaz­ing film in my ca­reer. It was a very brave film for Vishal sir to at­tempt and a very risky film for me to act in. But even­tu­ally the ac­tor in­side you craves for roles which you can per­form and want to at­tempt, and Haider was that one op­por­tu­nity,” says Shahid.

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