Shahid Kapur comes of age
The young star from Ishq Vishk Shahid Kapur is all set to go places. Not only has his film been one of the surprise hits of the year, he is also being flooded with offers.
"I have read some 50-60 odd scripts," says he most matter-of-factly and adds," but I am being really choosy. I know that there is nothing called right or wrong, and that saying either is basically a matter of perspective. But I am patiently waiting for the right things to happen."
Despite reading through so many scripts, Shahid has narrowed down his selection to just three films. "Two of them are being made by Mr Pravin Shah of Time Audio, and the other is by Ken Ghosh once again."
What are these films all about? "Ken has two scripts, one of which is a thriller and the other a family drama. He will do either of the two." The two films of Shah are being directed by Anees Bazmee, and Shahid informs: "Yes, there is a love story in both, but I the genre is very difficult to define."
He is not talking too much about the Bazmee films, and understandably so since it is too early to reveal what they are all about anyway. It is good to see that the upcoming youngster is aware of his limitations.
"I know that I cannot play a 30-year-old ACP of Mumbai but then, if you look around, you will see that there are all kinds of 22 year olds around you. That is where the matter of right choice comes in."
The guy has read many scripts, and what is absolutely clear is that he does not want to repeat himself. "What is for sure is that I don't want to do another campus caper. So I have selected what I believed in which is what everybody does I guess."
With three projects in his pocket, he is taking life as it comes without going on a signing spree. Looks like he has learnt from history, and is making good use of his knowledge. That sounds fine at a time when the key to success in Bollywood lies in working on stories which the viewer has not seen before.