Actor Shahid Kapoor, who will beseen next in, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, releasing this week, has not been able to impress the box-office in the recent past but is hopeful of better days ahead.
Actors Ileana D’cruz and Shahid Kapoor looked charming at a press meet for their upcoming film Phata Poster Nikhla Hero on July, 26 2013. Browse through. (AFP Photo)
Post, Badmassh Company, in 2010, the 32-year-old's films have not done well at the box office and he thinks his time is not right. "I feel when the time is right almost every decision you make seems right. And my time is not right and all my decisions don't seem to go right. Because the time when you sign a film and till the time the film gets made it is a long journey. Once I have taken a decision I have always stood by it... regardless of the final outcome," Shahid told PTI.
"I think I should not change myself according to my films irrespective of how they fare. I must stay true to myself. I am a creative person and my job is to act." The actor does feel he has done less number of films and now his focus is to do more good and quality work. "I think I have done less work and this is something I needed to focus on. And I am working on building equations with people. I want to work with directors whom I can completely submit myself to. I think that is very important. Rajkumar Santoshi, Prabhu Deva, Vishal Bharadwaj are the kind of filmmakers I can trust blindly and follow," he said.
"As an actor you have to make an effort to build equation with the people you work with. It is not a forced effort. But you need to take certain steps to make the team invest in you and you invest in them." After the phenomenal success of, Jab We Met, in 2007, Shahid had said he will be ultra choosy about his work.
"Sometimes being ultra choosy works in your favour sometimes it doesn't. After Vivah, I sat at home for six months and then did, Jab We Met, and this film worked so I was choosy about works. After that my next two films did not do well so I was like this (being choosy) doesn't work," he said.
"I don't think you can really have a plan. I don't think there is any set plan that an actor can have. The more time you spend here (in Bollywood), the more you realise you should not take yourself seriously. "An actor needs to be like clay, he needs to allow other people to mould him as this adds variety," the actor added.