After months of silence, Shahid Kapur has decided to put an end to the controversy surrounding his alleged differences with filmmaker Ken Ghosh. The actor says they never had any personal conflict while making Chance Pe Dance and that he doesn't need to be treated like a star on the sets of Ghosh's movie.
"When working on any assignment, who doesn't have an argument or a debate? Now you may choose to call it a fight, battle or a war at your own will, but the fact remains that in any creative assignment, there are bound to be different points of view," Shahid told IANS.
"Don't you too get into situations when you have an idea different from your colleagues? Ken is probably one director with whom I share a comfort level better than many other filmmakers with whom I have worked in the past," said Shahid, who started his acting career with Ghosh's Ishq Vishk.
"We both started off together. I worked in Ishq Vishk which was his debut film as a movie director. On his sets, I am not required to be treated as a star. Both of us can walk up to each other and make suggestions and express our likes and dislikes," he added.
Asked why he took so long to respond to negative reports, Shahid said: "There was no point clarifying my stance over the Ken issue. I was anyway out of India shooting for my next film with Parmeet Sethi. Yes, such tit-bits did reach my ears, but as long as Ken and me were clear about our stance, we chose to ignore such talks."
But doesn't he feel a positive statement at the right time could have helped ease matters?
"What's the point in justifying and further igniting the so-called issue when people have already made up their minds on what to write. While I chose to be quiet all this while, I think now is the right time for people to know that it was all a non-issue to begin with and things were and are perfectly fine between us," he said.
Starring Genelia D'Souza as his leading lady, Chance Pe Dance is produced by UTV Motion Pictures and is scheduled for a Jan 15 release. And Shahid is happy with the way the film has shaped up.
"With this film, Ken is back in his comfort zone as he has managed to pull things off very nicely. Yes, things didn't work out in our last outing 'Fida' but in 'Chance Pe Dance' he is back doing what he enjoys most. He has told a simple story in a simple way. Also, since the film is quite close to the way our personal lives have shaped, both of us could perfectly relate to the situations that are told on screen," said Shahid.