Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is confident about his craft and does not feel insecure when working in a two hero film.
There have been reports of rivalry between him and Ranveer Singh over sharing screen time in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus “Padmavati”.
“If you are insecure as a person then you will be insecure in any situation. If you are a secure person and if you are sure about yourself then nothing matters,” Shahid told PTI, when asked if there is any insecurity or rivalry when two actors come together for a film.
“I am very much sure about myself and my work. I will feel insecure only when I feel I will be lesser than somebody, but I don’t think I am lesser than anybody. I am not here to say I am better than anybody but definitely I’m not lesser,” the “Haider” star adds.
Asked if he was upset with reports of clash between him and Ranveer, the 36-year-old star says, “I had read the script (of ‘Padmavati’) 20 days before I started shooting. So, from my side I just wanted to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.”
Ranveer and actress Deepika Padukone, who have worked with Bhansali in his last two films, have always praised the director for getting out the best from actors.
To this, Shahid says, “Yes absolutely, without any doubt. I have shot with him for 25 days and I know the only way to work with him is to up your game.”
The actor wonders why the “Bajirao Mastani” filmmaker is often called a hard task master. “I don’t know why people say that about him. He is trying to do his best and I love working with people who want the best. I have not had so much fun working with anyone so far (other than Bhansali),” he says.
“I feel this is the most exciting opportunity of my career so far. It is an amazing opportunity. I think I have never had such great time with any filmmaker,” Shahid adds.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has turned 52 today!
He is an epic producer, screenwriter, and director whose movies are seen as paintings. Famous for his huge sets, vivid cinematography and meaningful stories, SLB is one man every Bollywood star wants to work with. The master filmmaker won Filmfare Critics Award for his debut movie Khamoshi: The Musical (1996).
On his birthday, here are 7 amazing movies given to us by SLB that we can watch with family.
This movie was based on a true historical account of Maratha General, Peshwa Bajirao and a Muslim princess, Mastani. The film grossed more than 350 crores at the box-office, emerging as one of the biggest Indian films of all time. Bhansali won the award for Best Director, Ranveer Singh bagged Best Actor Award, and Priyanka Chopra won Best Supporting Actress Award.
This sports thriller was produced by Bhansali. The film is a biopic based on Five Times World Amateur Boxing champion, Mary Kom, and the lead role was played by Priyanka Chopra. The film was premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, becoming the first Hindi film to be screened on the opening night of the festival.
The film was an adaptation of Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times with the lead roles played by Ranveer Singh (Ram) and Deepika Padukone (Leela). The duo was passionately in love with each other but sacrificed their lives to stop the bloodshed between their respective clans, Rajari and Sanera.
This action film was directed by Prabhu Deva and co-produced by SLB. It is a remake of the Telugu film Vikramarkudu. It revolves around the story of a thief Shiva (Akshay Kumar) who falls in love with Paro (Sonakshi Sinha) and uncovers a deadly secret while fighting the antagonist Baapji. The film was a blockbuster and one of the highest grossing Bollywood movies.
This super hit movie directed by SLB featured Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. It is an inspiring tale of a deaf, mute and blind girl, and her teacher who brings a ray of light into her BLACK world. The film made an all-time record at the Filmfare by winning eleven awards.
This romantic drama was based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay‘s novel Devdas. The story revolves around Dev (Shahrukh Khan) who returns from London to marry his childhood love Paro (Aishwarya Rai) but the rejection of this marriage sparked flames in his own family. The film won five National Awards, nine awards at Filmfare, and six awards at IIFA.
Starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Ajay Devgan, this love triangle was adopted from Maitreyi Devi‘s Bengali novel ‘Na Hanyate’. The film was well received across the nation, especially for its emotional content and music.