"The newer generation should not try and ape anybody else. I don’t think that’s a formula to success, that’s what I feel for our generation," the 30-year-old actor said here at an event.
"I think it’s important to find your own space. We have to discover how is our generation going to provide masala entertainment and that is on the agenda. Hopefully we’ll find solutions to it," he added.
Shahid will be seen in Kunal Kohli’s next, which is said to be tentatively titled "Teri Meri Kahaani". He will feature in the film with Priyanka Chopra.
Besides Kohli’s film, for which Shahid wrapped up shoot Jan 8 in Aurangabad, the actor admits to being currently "unemployed".