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Haider lead actors, Shahid and Shraddha Kapoor were in Bangalore yesterday to promote their movie. After enthralling the crowd at the Sindhi college, the actors met with the media personnel for a little chat in regard to the movie.
Shahid looking dapper as ever walked hand in hand with pretty damsel Shraddha Kapoor. The two seemed to have had a great time in the city and so posed for some candid shots as well. Once the duo were done posing for the shutterbugs, the first thing that Shahid does was actually quite shocking.
Shahid's first words in our city was, "Namaskaram". Yes, the chap did a little homework and managed to impress us as well. Speaking about the movie Shahid revealed that he watched the movie along with his family on Wednesday while Shraddha was busy promoting and that the actor is quite happy with how the film has shaped up.
Shahid said, "Haider is very close to my heart, and though it is a very risky film, I just had to do it. The films is a revenge family drama, everyone knows it is an adaptation of Hamlet but it is a relevant film and you'll know that if you watch it."
While Shahid has previously collaborated with Vishal Bharadwaj and given a super successful film like Kaminey, for Shraddha, this is the first time that she is pairing up with the director. Speaking on this nice opportunity, Shraddha quips, "Actually I always wanted to work with Shahid, look at him he is such a superstar so when I got to know that I was the chosen one to act alongside him and the fact that it is a Vishal Bharadwaj film, I was ecstatic. The cherry on the cake is that I got to work with actors like Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Kay Kay Menon. What more could I have asked for."
At this point Shahid is seen denying the whole fact and calls Shraddha a liar. To know why Shahid said, read on...
Shahid says, "She is lying, the moment she got signed she called me and was so excited about working with the director, she din't say anything about me."
At this point Shraddha accuses Shahid of been a liar and the duo share a candid banter on the topic.
There is news about Kaminey 2, Are you in the film?
Shahid: I would be very happy if Kaminey 2 happens. I had an amazing experience with Vishal sir working on Kaminey and now Haider. I just hope he casts me in his next film and I hope that this film is Kaminey 2.
Only Vishal brings out the serious actor in you, do you think you are not utilized by Bollywood directors?
Shahid: Do you think I have been under utilized? I don't think so. But that doesn't mean this is it. I still have lots more to show.
So is Kaminey 2 ready to take off?
Shahid: Vishal actually has an amazing story and I think everyone should tell him to make it because he is difficult to convince him. But he has a story and a romantic version of ‘Dhan te nan' also. I have been telling him he should do it, but he is a filmmaker and he has his own thoughts.
What made you shave of your head in the movie?
Shahid: If I hadn't have shaved my head, it would be like, "Dude, it's just make up." You need to tell people: "This film is a big deal for me. The scene where I am bald is very small but it was an important scene and it required me to do that.
Whats so different about your role in the movie?
Shahid: Oh! God, I get scared when people ask me this question. Well, once you look at the trailer it self you would have got a rough idea as to how different I am in the movie, you know my look, the characterization, my bald head (giggles and points out to the poster behind), see the way I and Shraddha are sitting in the snow... everything is different.
How was it making love to a bald man in the film?
Shahid: Hi, I was not bald then! I had little tiny hair.
Shraddha: (laughing) He wasn't that bald and his short hair was nice to feel. There is a scene when I slide my hand on his head and it actually felt nice.
What would you have been if not an actor?
Shahid: I'm an actor at heart. It's probably the biggest part of my life. When I'm not working I feel I've had a loss of identity; like I don't know who I am. I've given 11 years of my life to this and probably all of my adulthood. I don't know who else I am. This is me.
How have you adapted this movie to suit our audience?
Shahid: Well Vishal is a brilliant director and he knew exactly how he wanted to adapt this story and trust me only he has the capability to do this. This is a complex dynamic story involving a strained relationship between a son and mother and so many other aspects. I think the fact that we shot in Kashmir too will make it a little desi (giggles).
You seem to be Vishal's favourite, what's the reason for this mutual admiration?
Shahid laughing says, "You this beautiful hair? I sacrificed all of this for him. So the day an actor can actually do this, I think Vishal will love him too."