Shahid Kapoor is known for his extraordinary performances in the movies like, Vivah, Jab We Met, Kaminey, Udta Punjab and the upcoming Padmavati.
During an interview with a leading Indian magazine, Shahid Kapoor spoke about the word ‘turning point’, which he has heard several times in his life, he said, “I’m hearing the phrase ‘turning point’ after a long time! Most people told me that moment was when I did my first ad; I heard it again when I did my first film. Then there was no turning point for some time for I was doing such bad movies. Later, I heard the phrase at different times when Vivah (2006), Jab We Met (2007) and Kaminey (2009) happened and a few years later with Udta Punjab (2016) — and now with Padmavati. I think I’ve named all my significant movies.”
Talking about the difficulties he faced in Padmavati, Shahid said, “For me, it was a leap of faith to do a film with a team that has worked together before and been highly successful. When Sanjay Sir (Leela Bhansali) met me, I asked him ‘Do you think this is worth my time?’ He answered, ‘Do you think I would have asked you if it wasn’t? I am in awe of him, for he has been relevant as a filmmaker for over 30 years. I told him that if he wanted me to do it, I would. And that was it. Beyond that, the journey of the film has been magical — extremely challenging, but also extremely magical!”