I am un­em­ployed and it’s work­ing well: Shahid

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He has been praised for his per­for­mance in Udta Pun­jab. But ask Shahid Kapoor about his fu­ture projects, and the ac­tor shares he hasn’t signed any new film (after com­plet­ing Vishal Bhard­waj’s next). “As of now, I’m un­em­ployed (laughs),” he says, adding that it’s “work­ing well” for him.

The ac­tor in­sists that he will be busy on a per­sonal level (his wife, Mira Ra­jput, is preg­nant and in her third trimester) for the next twothree months. Also, he wants to “do some­thing new” now. “I am not in a hurry (to sign a film); I can af­ford to start some­thing (a new project) after three-four months. I’ll de­cide within the next few days as to what I want to do next,” says the ac­tor, adding that his biggest fear is to do a film when he is “not charged” (ex­cited) about a role or film.

“When you get suc­cess, more suc­cess­ful peo­ple want to work with you, and you work with them be­cause they are suc­cess­ful. But it doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean you’re su­per charged about work­ing with them. I hope I con­tinue to make choices that ex­cite me as an ac­tor. That’s the rea­son why I’ve done well in these two films (Haider; 2014, and Udta Pun­jab),” adds Shahid.

There have been ru­mours that he might star in the Hindi re­make of Ma­gad­heera (2009; Tel­ugu film). Talk­ing about it, Shahid says, “That’s been in news for many years, but I never said yes to it. I’ve seen sev­eral articles about it. But, peo­ple of­ten put two and two to­gether. It’s not that Ma­gad­heera hasn’t been dis­cussed, but I never said yes to it.”

I am not in a hurry (to sign a film); I can af­ford to start some­thing (a new project) after three-four months SHAHID KAPOOR, AC­TOR

PHOTO: RO­HAN SHRESTHA

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