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Shahid Kapoor to turn director?

It seems like actor Shahid Kapoor is so inspired by his father Pankaj Kapur's direction that he too has decided to direct a film soon. While the actor is very clear about his directorial plans, Kapoor has refused to...

bollywood Updated: Feb 07, 2011 17:09 IST

It seems like actor Shahid Kapoor is so inspired by his father Pankaj Kapur's direction that he too has decided to direct a film soon. While the actor is very clear about his directorial plans, Kapoor has refused to act in his own film.



Shahid is currently shooting for his father's film Mausam opposite Sonam Kapoor. He has been fairly involved in the film right from its inception to its execution, reported Spicezee.com.



"Shahid was hands-on from the start of the project. And by `start` I don`t mean the day shooting began. Mausam was Shahid`s pet project from the time his father wrote it. It was known that Shahid would play the lead, and participate actively in all the behind-the-scenes activities, including casting," a source told the site.



Shahid KapoorIn fact, even the decision to cast Sonam in the female lead was reportedly Shahid's choice as the script required the actress to play a Kashmiri girl and both father-son thought Sonam fit the criteria well.



However, unlike actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor is quite firm about the fact that he will not cast himself in his directorial debut. He apparently believes in surrendering himself completely to the director, which is possibly why he doesn't want to handle both the directorial and acting pressure.



"Working with my dad has been a very different experience. He`s a very sorted director. That`s the way I want to be. To surrender to the director and trust him blindly is a great feeling. I want to experience it first-hand. From now on, when I am acting, I`ll surrender to the director`s vision. It takes away from the pressure of being an actor. It was humbling working with dad."