Shahid Kapoor is taking a couple of month’s break and is spending the time wisely to reflect on the ups and downs of last year. “There I was working non-stop on films where I was shooting, dubbing or promoting them,” he says, “However, now that I am relatively free, I am enjoying every moment of it. It is a period of unemployment for me and though I won’t say that it is a good thing for any actor, a momentary break is anytime welcome. At least this way, I can use this break to reflect on the work I have done and analyse myself.”
Shahid’s next release is Paathshaala in which he appears for about one third of the movie. “Paathshala is small in comparison to some other films that I have done,” he explains, “However, though I am not a quintessential hero in the film, it isn’t as if I have a special appearance, as has been speculated by some. I have a substantial role that lasts for 30-40 minutes in the film.” Shahid plays a teacher in the film that also stars Ayesha Takia.
But for the moment, Shahid is focussed on his next assignment – the making of Mausam, which he promises will be something special. “It’s the kind of film which an actor should be doing in a single stretch without working on anything else,” he argues, “The script is such that as an actor, I have to dedicate all my time and presence to it. It’s more to do with the subject and the character than anything else and you would see it for yourself once the film releases.”