Releasing on 2nd of October is Haider, Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which stars Shahid Kapoor in the title role. The film also features Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Tabu, and Irrfan.
Talking about why he chose to do the role, Shahid said, “I feel content that I did this film because there are certain films that you do depending on whether it will do well or not, and then there are those you do because as an actor, you want to feel enriched and you want to have an experience, which will help you to grow. This is that film.”
He added, “It’s the most difficult role I have done in my career, I would say. It’s definitely a very intense character. But this is that kind of film which you do from your heart and for your heart, and there are others which you do for box office numbers. It was about passion.”
Talking about her role, in an earlier interview with PTI, Shraddha said,”I still can’t believe that I am a part of Vishal sir’s Haider. It’s such a surreal experience for me. I am lucky that he has given me this opportunity at such an early stage of my career. Vishal sir has adapted the play brilliantly with an Indian setting. I am playing a press reporter Arshia, who is an amalgamation of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Horatio (a friend to Hamlet). I read Hamlet in my school but I don’t remember it well. Sir’s (Vishal) script was enough to understand all these characters.”
Haider tells the story of a young man who returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father’s disappearance. Not only does he learn that security forces have detained his father for harboring militants, but that his mother is in a relationship with his very own uncle. Intense drama follows between mother and son as both struggle to come to terms with news of his father’s death. As Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder, what follows is his journey to avenge his father’s death.
Shahid and Shraddha along with director Vishal were recently at Umang college to promote the film and a grand time was had by all, especially the fans that got to meet the star!
Check out the pics and the chemistry of the new jodi!