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Inspiration is the keyword for Shahid Kapoor

16 Jan 2015 | Posted by Reema under Interviews

Late last year gave Shahid Kapoor what is being considered 'the best performance of his career'. Critics and industry folk showered him with praise for his performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider. Yet, asked about his success, the 33-year-old actor credits his contemporaries for inspiring him.

“Barfi! (2012), Kahaani (2012) and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), among others, inspired me to go out there and make a film like that. I’m sure somebody else felt inspired when I did Kaminey (2008), and that’s how the fraternity works. It’s important for all of us to inspire each other,” says Shahid, who has come a long way since his candyfloss debut, Ishq Vishk (2003).

Today, however, he feels that young actors are far luckier. “When I made my debut, there were no new directors, no new heroines, and newcomers didn’t get opportunities. Actors today have no idea how lucky they are,” he says, adding that unlike 10 years ago, the opportunities for “everyone to be seen” are “limitless”.

The other advantage that Shahid feels that young actors have nowadays is that they’re yet to confine themselves to a particular genre or role. “The new generation of actors still needs to find themselves.”

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, there was strong buzz that the actor was in Delhi to get engaged to a girl from the Capital. However, when contacted, his spokesperson rubbished the rumour.

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I feel empowered after 'Haider': Shahid Kapoor

15 Jan 2015 | Posted by Reema under Haider

Shahid Kapoor, who won the Best Actor award at the 21st Annual Life OK Screen Awards for the film "Haider", says he feels empowered after doing the film.

"I think films like 'Haider' should create a new universe for the entire generation of new actors. I feel very empowered after having done a film like 'Haider'.

"I feel that I can do films that I truly believe in and I can do the work that I probably became an actor to do," Shahid said at the red carpet event of Screen Awards.

Shahid hopes that films like "Haider" do well at the box office as they are inspirational and fearless.
"So, I hope more films like 'Haider' do well. 'Haider' really isn't individual achievement the idea is to be able to do cinema that is inspiring, that is fearless. I hope more people go out and make films like 'Haider'," he said.

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, "Haider" was an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film was released Oct 2 last year.

Source: Deccan Herald

Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra win big at Screen Awards 2015

15 Jan 2015 | Posted by Reema under Awards

Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra were the big winners at the 2015 Life OK Screen Awards held in Mumbai. Shahid won the Best Actor (male) trophy for Haider, while Priyanka won Best Actor (female) for Mary Kom.

Happy New Year pair Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone bagged trophies the Best Actor (male) and Best Actor (female) Award in the popular category for the Diwali blockbuster.

Queen bagged the best film award. Best director award too went to Vikas Bahl for Queen.

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Shahid Kapoor - Alia Bhatt's Shaandar finds a release date

15 Jan 2015 | Posted by Reema under Shaandar

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's selfies from the Shaandar sets had set the balls rolling and audiences have been excited ever since. While the pictures do give an insight into the crackling chemistry between the lead pair off screen, we bet the two will sparkle together on screen as well. And now Shaandar has officially found a release date and is set to release on September 4.

National award winning Vikas Bahl who has been immensely applauded for his last release Queen will be helming Shaandar as well. Co produced by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films, Shaandar would be their second film together after a successful collaboration for Hasee Toh Phasee.

Starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Pankaj Kapur, Shaandar will hit the screens in September this year.