In his decade-old Bollywood career, Shahid Kapoor has gone through a lot of personal and professional ups and downs. But despite as many as six back-to-back box office disappointments behind him, he is undeterred because he feels success can do more harm than failure.
"Success can be more dangerous than failure. When you are successful, you feel that you are doing everything right. So, failure can teach you a lot. I just believe in ‘Go out and do your best,’" said Shahid.
After Vishal Bharadwaj’s hit film Kaminey in which he featured in a double role with Priyanka Chopra, Shahid was seen in Dil Bole Hadippa!, Chance Pe Dance, Paathshaala, Badmaash Company, Milenge Milenge and Mausam. Now he will once again be seen with Priyanka, his rumoured former girlfriend, in Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani. He is hopeful their chemistry will work for the film, which he says is diametrically different from Kaminey.
"I think the audience really liked me and her (Priyanka) in Kaminey. It’s always fun working with her. This film is very different from Kaminey and nothing will look similar," he said. At first, Shahid thought Teri Meri Kahaani, which depicts a love story in three different eras, was about reincarnation. But the director put his doubts to rest.
"One day over coffee, Kunal said he had an idea which he really loved, but it was not developed. It was just a one-line story. He told me it would be an entertaining love story with the same two actors in three different time periods," Shahid said.
"I, however, had reservations about doing a reincarnation film. Kunal assured me that it would be a romantic comedy. I found that interesting. I was not skeptical before signing the film because it’s a very simple film.”
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