Film Mausam is the directorial debut of Shahid's father, veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor, who has also written the film. The film will hit the theatre's on September 16. "There was a time when all the three films Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Rockstar and Mausam - were supposed to hit the theatres simultaneously. But I am happy that all these films are not releasing together as it would not have made a good business sense," Shahid told reporters at a promotional event of a company for which he is the brand ambassador.
When asked whether there was a competition between these three films, Shahid promptly said, "There is no competition at all. Not at all." Earlier reports suggested that Rockstar and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan will hit the theatres with Mausam. However, later Imtiaz Ali direction Rockstar starring Ranbir and Nargis Fakhri will release in late 2011 or during early 2012.
Debutante director Ali Abbas Zafar's Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, staring Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif and Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar is slated for a September 9 release. "I am very curious to see how Ranbir and Imran have fared in their respective films. I hope the audience will enjoy all the three offerings," Shahid said.
Mausam also stars Sonam Kapoor as the female lead of the film. Anupam Kher and Shahid's step mom Supriya Pathak are also the part of the cast in the film. "My father has directed the film so there is no need to say anything more. A father is always a father and he is always right. So whenever and whatever requirement was needed from me I was there. But dad did not require much help."
"It is a film which is very close to my heart. It is a film that we have made as a family together. It is a film where I have given one-and-half years of my life," the actor added.