Shahid Kapoor has discussed his position in the film industry and the misconception that he “had it easy” because his father, Pankaj Kapur, is also an actor. Shahid, who describes himself as self-made, spoke candidly about the nepotism controversy and the privileges star children get in a recent interview.
The actor continued by saying that his proud father never assisted him in pursuing his career. “Just because I didn’t live with my father, Pankaj Kapur, doesn’t imply I had it easy. Mom and I shared a home. He is a very proud man as well. He would never make the call and arrange to meet the person. That was not how he was. I refused to ask him for help because I was too proud. I had to work my way up. Therefore, it has taken 20 years of hard labour. Moreover, it is only acting. From the time I was 16 or 17 till then, the voyage took five years,” Shahid continued.
As a teenager, Shahid performed in films like Taal and Dil To Pagal Hai as a backup dancer for Shiamak Davar’s company. Before finally breaking into the profession at the age of 22 with Ishq Vishk, he first worked in commercials and music videos. He has built a great career for himself as a leading man over the years, receiving both critical acclaim and box office success. He is currently anticipating the debut of Bloody Daddy, an action movie directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, which will air on JioCinema this Friday.