Shahid Kapoor admits the irony of his break-up with Kareena Kapoor a little after the release of Jab We Met but says he is now over it. “It’s been a year now. The pain has receded,” he confirms. So is he now in a relationship with Sania Mirza? “I don’t like talking about her. But we do know each other and we’re friends,” he admits.
With his boyish looks, Shahid has often been compared with SRK and he has himself said, “I hope to play ‘boy’ roles until I’m 40. Other actors are doing it. So why not me?” so it was ironic that on the night of the Mumbai attack, Shahid found himself with Priyanka Chopra at SRK’s residence. “Shahid and Priyanka were shooting at Marine Drive for Kaminay with Vishal Bharadwaj when the attacks took place,” says a source, “They left the shoot and headed home. There was chaos everywhere. They didn’t know what to do and that’s when they spoke to Shah Rukh and landed up at Mannat.”
Shahid is excited about being in a movie directed by his father Pankaj Kapur. It’s likely to hit the floors for filming in June. “I’m very excited about working with my dad and about my character,” he confirms, “I’m finishing all my films before I start my dad’s film.”