"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.