After doing Haider, Shahid Kapoor feels that he has matured with the experiences he had while shooting for the film. The actor worked with filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj for the second time. Their last film together was Kaminey which released in 2009.
Shahid Kapoor was quoted saying, "R...Rajkumar' was something very different, a totally different zone for me. I have worked with Vishal sir before also, so it's a different feeling with 'Haider'. I feel I have matured a lot in the last few months."
The actor has received appreciation for his acting and looks in Haider. According to the reports Shahid even went bald for his role in the movie. His last two films R...Rajkumar and Phata Poster Nikla Hero had failed to impress the audience.