Shahid Kapoor story: A background dancer to mass popularity actor

Mina Muzumdar |Sep 10, 2018

Shahid Kapoor, who worked as a background dancer in films like Dil To Pagal Hai and Taal, made his acting debut in 2003 with Ishq Vishk. But the actor feels that he became relevant only after...

“Shahid Kapoor has the unique distinction of continuing to stay relevant not just across the number of years or films that he has done, but also relevant to the changing times and the preferences of the audience, especially the youth”.  Vikram Malhotra, the CEO of Abundantia Entertainment once expressed his thought of Kapoor, a mass popularity star.

Indeed, Shahid Kapoor weathered a tough career start since he made his debut as actor in 2003.

Still, the actor counts himself became relevant after eight years in the Entertainment Industry. In an interaction with Mid Day, Shalid spilled the real beans on his career option.

'I Felt Lost Initially'

‘I chose to do it differently’

'Today, I Feel Like The Saltwater Fish'

The beginning was not pleased for everyone and it goes the same to Shalid.

‘I felt lost and wasn't myself’


It was when Bollywood just have limited chance available for artist to perform a pivotal role. Moreover, the industry also just had little choice of films (roughly 5 types. And that is the reason why I choose to do things that no one wanted to do it.

‘I want the journey of my life to be unlimited'

In the current, Bollywood, where the space to experiment has grown like never before.

For the last five years, everything has grown for a better and brighter future.


In the past, they had defined me only as an adorable actor, but that is not how I want my life to be set as default. When my children questioning me how I become a Bollywood star, I do not want to retort her that was only because "I look cute". The journey of my life could not be that bottom end.

On His Upcoming Film - Batti Gul Meter Chalu
''For some people, that period is nostalgic; I was terrified"

‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu - a very important film to me’


'Mira Also Told Me How Electricity Is A Real Issue'

‘A real story changed my thought’

My wife, Mira also advised me how electricity as a crucial and thorny issue in small town and how as privileged actors we've not seen the half of it; that convinced me. I met Shree Narayan Singh before the release of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and he said the film needs to be shooting from a small city.

Finally, Siddharth Singh, Garima Wahal and Shree after researching then come to conclusion to shoot at Uttrakhand.

On the work front, Batti Gul Meter Chalu will be in the cinema on September 21, 2018.


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