Shahid Kapoor: The journey of Padmavati has been challenging and magical


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!”