Shahid Kapoor has teamed up again with Vishal Bhardwaj for Haider, an adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s tragedy Hamlet, says he felt insecure and uncertain as an actor while playing the character.
“Vishal Sir gave me so far the best role of my life in Kaminey. It is amazing to work with him again. It is a rare opportunity and very few actors get to play Hamlet. This is one role that makes you feel very inadequate as an actor. When I was on the sets, I used to run to everybody for assurance. I would ask Vishal Sir and the cast members, Do you think I got it right,” stated Shahid Kapoor at the trailer launch of the film.
Shahid Kapoor, who was last seen in R…Rajkumar, stated that for once it was exciting to play a character which was not black and white.
“Very few filmmakers give you the opportunity to actors which demands from them more than what they are used to giving. Vishal has been that filmmaker. When he calls for you a project, you know that it is not something regular or run-of-the-mill,” Shahid said.
Shahid Kapoor teams up with Shraddha Kapoor for the first time and both look very good together. For the trailer launch Shahid looked dapper in a white t-shirt paired up with black denim and black blazer, Shraddha looked attractive in a Diane Von Furstenberg dress with heels from Zara. Tabu too was present at the event looking pretty in a black kurta paired up with black salwar.
Haider completes Vishal Bhardwaj’s trilogy of Shakespearean tragedies after he successfully adapted Macbeth in Maqbool and Othello in Omkara.
Vishal Bhardwaj, on his part said he never thought that the long gestating project would see the light of the day. The director said he chose Kashmir as a backdrop because the family drama of Hamlet fit into the situation.
“Once I imagined this film as an espionage thriller but Gulzarji scolded me, saying ‘What are you doing to Hamlet?’. During that time I was reading Basharat Peer’s Curfewed Night and it made a huge impact on me. Hamlet is a family drama and the backdrop of Kashmir suited my story,” Vishal Bhardwaj said.
Haider also stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan Khan. The film is being produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and Siddharth Roy Kapur.
“Kay Kay Menon is one actor that I wanted to work for the longest time. I am happy that I am finally working with him,” Vishal Bhardwaj said.
Haider is slated to release October 02, 2014[/tps_footer]