For the first time, Shahid Kapoor and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be working together for upcoming film Padmavati. After much wait the film which also stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone has gone on floors earlier this month. Before Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor also has one more release, Vishal Bharadwaj‘s Rangoon that stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut alongside.
During a recent interview, Shahid was asked if he loves doing two-heroes project to which he replied saying, “A star is a star. A star will get the importance and the focus that they would on the basis of their stardom, right? If you are working with somebody who’s extremely popular and credible, whatever comes on the table, comes regardless of whether they are male or female. So I don’t really see any difference in that.”
When asked if he has any insecurities, Sasha said, “Not really! What is there to be insecure about? Thinking that somebody will be better than you? That’s a real loser attitude. If somebody will be great in a film, they will be adding more credibility to a product that you are a part of. It’s only beneficial, right? Have you ever seen Usain Bolt run his best in a heat? Never! Why? Because he has no competition there.
Why does he give his best always in the finals? Because he knows he has competition. He will never break his world record in a heat. He will break it when he’s running with the best. So to be your best, you have to be pitted against the best. People who don’t get that are just dumb.”
Also, much has been written about Bollywood heartthrobs Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor ego clashes and cold war over their upcoming film Padmavati that also stars Deepika Padukone. Since the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali made an announcement over about his ambitious project Padmavati, speculations and sorts od reports suggested that Shahid and Ranveer’s rivalry threatened to delay the shooting of the film.
The reason behind their cold war was said to be the characters offered to them as Ranveer was given to play a negative character.
Their apparent cold vibes have been making news for a while but now finally, Shahid Kapoor breaks his silence over the same. After Ranveer Singh dismissed the reports of his fight between them, Shahid has now opened up in an interview to DNA, “A star will get the importance and the focus that they would on the basis of their stardom, right? What is there to be insecure about?”
Talking about his personal equation with Ranveer, Shahid said, “I was on stage hosting when he got his debut award and I remember he was crying and it was a special moment for him. So I have kind-of seen him grow in the last six years and I loved what he did in Bajirao Mastani.”