Shahid Kapoor has praised Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt by saying that the duo are absolutely outstanding in their achievements as well as their performances. He said,
"There are so many actresses over the years who've been absolutely outstanding in their achievements, in their performances. Maybe Nargisji, Madhubala, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol -- or among the contemporaries, people like Deepika, Alia. There have been so many fantastic actors over the years, and one learns from seeing their performances. And one enjoys working with the contemporary lot."
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt had last worked in the movie Udta Punjab and the film went on to do well despite facing several hurdles from the Censor Board. Alia was also appreciated for her raw performance and Shahid pulled it off really well as a musician named Tommy Singh, who is addicted to drugs.
The actor is currently shooting for the upcoming movie Rangoon and it also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut. The film is a period film set during World War II and is scheduled to hit the theatres during the first quarter of 2017.