Actor Shahid Kapoor says that though sometimes even a hit film may not bring in more offers, in his case, despite the failure of his dream project 'Mausam' at the box office in 2011, he had got 18 new projects. "I went through a phase before Vivah, when I had no film offers for six months.
That is the only time (when I was out of work). After I did Mausam, I had 18 film offers. I was very shocked," Shahid told PTI in an exclusive interview here today. "And I told my dad (Pankaj Kapoor) that the film Mausam has not done well, why this is happening? I have never had so many film offers. He said since two years I was only working on Mausam and now that the film is released people who were waiting to work with me have come up. "So sometimes, you have a hit film and don't have offers and vice versa. Just because the film has done well doesn't mean people will come up with offers," he said.
Mausam (2011), a romantic film directed by Pankaj Kapoor, had Shahid and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles. But the film failed to create magic at the Box Office. Shahid's latest film R Rajkumar turned out to be a hit and he is very happy with the appreciation he is getting from the audience. "I am happy that my last film R Rajkumar has done as last couple of years I did not have successful films. I am really happy with the way people have responded to the film. I have visited theatres and seen it myself. It was very vocal and I felt happy about it.
Everything in life is a small milestone and many small milestones build a career. And this is a small milestone for me. I feel there is a long way to go, lot more to achieve and do," he said. "I am not thinking about the benefits I will get from this film. I have got calls from filmmakers, friends, colleagues appreciating the film and my work. The film is over and released now and I have to focus on other things (films). My process is same even today, do your best, if things don't work out then learn from the mistakes, see what went right and wrong and move on to another film," he added.