Shahid Kapoor is currently doing his next film Kabir Singh, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga after Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Shahid Kapoor is busy with promotions of his upcoming film and we got a chance to talk to him about the film in a group interview.
Talking about his reaction when Prabhas personally called him and applauded his performance in Kabir Singh, Shahid replied,
“I was very thankful because the appreciation was coming right from somebody I have loved on the big screen and a fraternity closer to a place where Arjun Reddy comes from. It really felt very nice.”
When he was asked what attracts him to do deviant characters like Kabir he said,
“In movies, audiences want to see things that they don’t see in real life. If the emotion of the character appeals to them, then how the character brings out that emotion becomes a new experience. If the character behaves exactly as the audience does in real life, it’s not giving anything new. Filmmaking is about the craft of acting, so the more complex is the art form, the more they appreciate it. So when a character is more complex to perform and you still achieve perfection, the audience loves it and appreciates it. That is what keeps me going.”
On being asked about his daily preparations before starting the shoot he said,
“It was more of mental preparation than physical. The physical preparations such as gaining 8kg and then again losing 14kg to look like a college boy was all normal. The tougher part was getting into the head of the character. It’s an aggressive character. With a lot of intense moments, a lot of heartbreak moments and a lot of highly passionate moments, it was sometimes difficult to come back to normal after the wrap-up.”