Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput are all set to welcome their second baby next month. The couple are already parents to a two-year-old Misha. Shahid and Mira had announced the latter's pregnancy in the cutest way possible by posting a picture of Misha with 'Big Sister' written next to it. Shahid is ecstatic about being a father for the second time and opened up about the same in an interview with Hindustan Times.
The actor said that he and Mira feel fortunate about becoming parents again. Here's what he shared.
Shahid Kapoor On Becoming Father For The Second Time
"Having a child is the most amazing feeling. And we are fortunate that we are having a second one so soon, so I feel happy and blessed about that. Family is always a big reason to work even harder. When you come back home to your family after work, it's a great feeling."
Does Shahid Feel His Responsibility Will Get Doubled?
To this, he replied, "I don't think so. It's just that you have to do whatever is required (as parents). In fact, I am nervous because I have Batti Gul's release coming up in September and the baby is due around the same time. That's why I have to dedicate my time correctly to both the things and hopefully I will be able to manage it well."
Shahid Also Opened Up About His New House
It was reported that the actor has purchased his dream home worth a whopping Rs. 56 crore. Speaking about it, Shahid said, "Even I have heard that price (laughs). It's true that I have looked at a new house and most probably, I will shift in by the end of next year. I need a bigger house now as my current place has just two bedrooms and very soon, Mira and I will have two kids, so I need to move in to a bigger house."
Padmaavat Or Batti Gul Meter Chalu- Which Film Was More Challenging?
"I don't think we can compare the two films because the journeys have been very different. So, I don't know. I can't say which one was tougher. Both have been individually satisfying in their own way."
Shahid On Experimenting With Different Roles
"Honestly, I feel like I am ready for most things today. Maybe earlier, I wouldn't have been prepared to play so many varied roles but I think in the last four to five years, I have done it [taken up myriad parts] enough to feel that I can back myself. So, I am like, ‘let's take on this new challenge or let's jump into this new ‘risky' proposition'. It's not necessary that people will like you in whatever you do. But modern cinema, as well as audiences, want actors to go out there and do something which is out of their comfort zone to surprise them. So, you have to take those risks."
Shahid Is Very Happy For His Brother Ishaan
"I think Ishaan has done very well despite the fact he is just two films old (Dhadak and Majid Majidi's Beyond The Clouds. He was very good in both his movies and both the characters as well. In fact, that's what I was always worried about because I knew chance toh milega because nazar mein hai. I am very happy and I hope that he keeps his focus because he has a lot of potential as an actor."
'I Always Had A Very Paternal Feeling Towards Him (Ishaan)'
"I was 14 when he was born so by the time he was four to five years old, I was 20 and independent by then. At 21, I started working so I've always had a very paternal feeling towards him and not the typical siblings' emotions. I vividly remember that he used to come to the sets even when he was three or four years old, so he has literally tailed me around (laughs). Ishaan was always a jumpy kid, bouncing around."