Shahid Kapoor recently made his OTT debut with Prime Video’s web series Farzi. This series from the directorial duo Raj and DK has also been very successful. In a recent interview, Shahid spoke about his two-decade career in Bollywood. He said that he hates the ‘cute’ image of him. He though he also said that, but he has learned to ‘be graceful and accept it’.
While reflecting on his acting career in the latest interview with Pinkvilla, the actor opened up about being seen as ‘cute’. Shahid said: “I hate that word vanilla. You know, when people say ‘oh you’re cute’ I used to hate it. I hate it. I was like ‘why would you say that to someone?’ I never liked that word. I learned to be graceful and now I accept what people tell me. But I felt it was too limiting.”
Speaking about his role in ‘Farzi’, Shahid said that he has ‘some personal grudges’ with his character Sunny in the web series. He said: “I’m drawn to unconventional characters. You have to be an artist dealing with ‘Farzi’. So I think I have a bit of personal anger attached to Sunny in ‘Farzi’ and I wanted to express myself.” to see my soul Understand my feelings, feel my mind, not just be busy with external things. It is important. It matters”.
The son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azmi, Shahid made his Bollywood debut as a background dancer in Subhash Ghai’s Taal (1999). Four years later, he made his lead acting debut in Ishq Vishk (2003) and won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his strong performance. Since then Shahid has not looked back. The actor has starred in brilliant movies like ‘Vivah’, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Kaminey’, ‘Padmavat’ and ‘Kabir Singh’.