For the past few years, Shahid Kapoor has been working in films with the best directors. Last year, he starred in Rangoon with Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut. During an interview with a leading daily, Shahid revealed about the film’s failure at the box office.
He said, “Vishal Sir and I make a great pair, but we didn’t make a great film. A lot of things went wrong with Rangoon. It was made on a large budget, but failed to connect with the audience. He is a great filmmaker, one who helped me redefine myself and search for characters. It’s not easy for a filmmaker to hear criticism. It’s like commenting on his/her baby. It’s better to have that conversation a few years later, when they’re able to see the faults.”
Talking about professional risks which he had taken since last few years, he said, “I was not this secure four years ago. But now, I do it to keep boredom at bay. I am not a newcomer who is merely excited about being in the industry.”
He added, “In Padmaavat, it was the sheer fact that I found myself scouting for my lines while reading the script. I had a line or two, here and there. But there’s a kick in being able to pull that off.”
Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor will be next seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu opposite Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. The film will be helmed by Shree Narayan Singh. The film is scheduled to release on August 31, 2018.