I feel like a man and I like be­ing a man: Shahid

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Ev­ery man should have a boy alive in him,” says Shahid Kapoor, with that fa­mous twin­kle in his eyes, and then adds, “But it’s good to reach a point where you feel like a man. And now, I feel that in the true sense. I’m a man, I’ve grown up and un­der­stood where my home front is; and that’s where my pri­or­i­ties are.”

Shahid’s life for the past 14 years, since his 2003 de­but, has been in the fast lane — as be­fits a ma­jor movie star. But mar­riage (with Delhi girl Mira Ra­jput) and be­com­ing a fa­ther (to baby daugh­ter Misha) has sort of ex­panded his hori­zons. “I think I’ve grown up,” says Shahid. “I think you just grow up [au­to­mat­i­cally]. I’m not a boy any­more; I feel like a man and I like be­ing a man.”

So, what’s his state of mind right now? “There are a lot of things. I, of course, feel very set­tled,” says the star of Haider and Ran­goon. “[Life] does bring in a few changes when one set­tles down and has a family.” It has changed him and changed his re­la­tion­ship with other peo­ple. “Now I feel the need to make peo­ple happy. That’s not some­thing I used to feel ear­lier. I don’t know ex­actly what, but I guess some part of me has def­i­nitely changed, and it has hap­pened for a rea­son,” he says.

Among other things, Shahid adds that he doesn’t “re­act to ran­dom things” now. “I feel like I’m in a good rhythm... I feel the need to make ev­ery op­por­tu­nity count today.”

I’m not a boy any­more... I’ve grown up and un­der­stood where my home front is; and that’s where my pri­or­i­ties are SHAHID KAPOOR, AC­TOR

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