Valentine’s Day is two days away, and Shahid Kapoor admits that he’s a die-hard romantic. “I’m waiting to fall in love, completely and hopelessly,” he says. “Love is a beautiful experience, to be enjoyed and cherished.”
Commenting on being spotted frequently with Priyanka Chopra, Shahid says, “People will talk, whether we go on a talk show, or to dinner or a party. It is irresponsible reporting making me wonder who’s hiding on my terrace or vanity van to ferret out details about my personal life that even I didn’t know of. It’s invasive to someone who is extremely protective about his privacy. But there’s little I can do except live with it.”
And what about him and Priyanka recently appearing together on Karan Johar’s talk show, reportedly to make the relationship official. He says, “I’ve been on Koffee With Karan earlier. Karan’s a really cool interviewer. Priyanka and I enjoyed being on the couch with him.”
Though he is tight-lipped about his relationship with Priyanka, try as he might, Shahid can’t hide the excitement about starring with the actor in Kunal Kohli’s next love story. Wasn’t it the same film planned with Saif Ali Khan earlier? “From what I know, he was planning a different film with Saif. This time I’m looking forward to more screen time with Priyanka. We had just eight scenes together in Kaminey but it was fun,” adds Shahid.
He will be flying high this Valentine’s Day in an F-16. Will he be alone in a fighter jet when love is in the air? “No, I will have an Indian Air Force pilot for company,” he points out.
Hey, officer and a gentleman, we’re talking girls? He laughs, “They’re welcome to come along. I’ll take them up, one at a time, since I’m a gentleman. Ek saath kabhi nahin, itna to seekh liya hai (Never together, this much I have learnt).”
He is presently shooting for his dad, Pankaj Kapur’s directorial debut, Mausum, an epic love story spanning the four seasons in a person’s life. There was talk of a Heer Ranjha too, with Deepika Padukone, but apparently the reworked classic isn’t working out. He says, “I’ve signed up to do a film for Sajid Nadiadwala, we’ve been toying with three-four scripts. Heer Ranjha is one of them but it is still being developed and may or may not happen.”