MUMBAI: Shahid is busy with the promotions of his upcoming movie Jersey. A remake of the National-award winning Telugu movie by the same title, Shahid plays the role of a cricketer who has lost track during the course of his cricketing career but is finding his way back to the game for the sake of his son. The movie also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in the lead roles.
Shahid stunned the audience when he confessed to chasing big filmmakers for good roles after Kabir Singh. “After Kabir Singh released, I went like a beggar to everybody. I went to all these people who've made these 200-250 crore films. I've never been a part of this club, so it was completely new to me. Having spent 15-16 years in the industry, I never had such a huge grosser. So, when it finally happened, I didn't know where to go, it was all new to me,” said Shahid.
Recently, a portal questioned him about whether he still approaches big filmmakers for good roles. Shahid said, “See, I did say that, but what I meant is that I've always been approaching all kinds of filmmakers for work, still do, and will always continue to do so as there's nothing wrong in that. I'm never bothered if I need to go up and ask a filmmaker for work or discuss the possibility of a collaboration and I like to do so as it offers me a lot of options. So, yes, I'm still going ahead and speaking to filmmakers because that's the way an actor will get work that satisfies him or her.”
In another interview, Shahid Kapoor reacted to the controversy surrounding Kabir Singh and confessed that the character was not perfect, he said, “I never thought Kabir was a great guy, but he had a great amount of love in his heart. He just went about things in a very destructive manner and that’s why everything happened to him, right?”
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Credits: Bollywood Life