‘Love is a tricky thing’: Shahid Kapoor on ‘Teri Baaton Main Aisa Uljha Jiya’

Feb 6, 2024


Shahid Kapoor in a scene from 'Teri Baton Main Aisa Uljha Jiya'

Shahid Kapoor in a scene from 'Teri Baton Main Aisa Uljha Jiya' Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

“The beard took time to grow!” This comment from Shahid Kapoor comes when we talk about how long it took him to transform from a lover boy to a dynamic actor. After proving his versatility with several films and recent OTT series fakeThis week, Shahid returns to romantic territory with a sci-fi twist I got so entangled in your words (TBMAUJ) Where he played a humanoid played by Kriti Sanon.

Shahid Kapoor in a scene from 'Teri Baton Main Aisa Uljha Jiya'

Shahid Kapoor in a scene from 'Teri Baton Main Aisa Uljha Jiya' Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Edited excerpts from an interview:

It seems like your face is designed to exude the innocence of romance… how do you deal with this?

I have been working for two decades. Even during the first 12-13 years of my career, there was an actor inside me who wanted to break out of any kind of typecasting that people put you in. It took me a long time to convince people not to worry. How I look. I used to tell them, 'Don't just go for the face. I can be a part of different stories and play complex characters. Trust me and allow me to change,' and so on. Then I started exploring different places Bastard, Haider And flying punjab,

When you started, Hindi cinema and its heroes were different…

When I started in 2003, our mainstream films were very filmy. This was also the time when Aamir Khan had just started breaking the trends. He broke down the typical choices actors made and made them successful. I got inspired by this. after When we metWhen people saw me in this specific type of image, Vishal (Bhardwaj) sir allowed me to break the mold. He enjoys changing the image of actors. I had to work not only on my acting but also on changing my appearance. I worked very hard to transform myself physically from a boyish face to a manly structure and raw form. Once that happened, it became easier for me to find performance-oriented movies.

A scene from 'Teri Baton Main Aisa Uljha Jiya'

A scene from 'Teri baton main aisa entangled jiya'. Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

It seems you resist the lure of stardom…

I believe that I should be able to hold my own regardless of the ups and downs and that happens only when you have the skill of acting. My primary objective has always been to grow as an actor. I always feel that the actor in me makes me a star, not that the star in me provides me with acting opportunities. I believed in it from the beginning.

With TBMAUJ, you are returning to the place from which you freed yourself…

After doing this a lot, people come to me with all kinds of topics. Doing something over and over again bores me. I was trying to be different and this movie came out and I found the concept strange. It needs to be done right and it needs to be delivered correctly to the audience, otherwise, it can go horribly wrong. We have made what we set out to make. Within the genre, Kriti and I have tried to answer all our questions. It is an entertaining but intelligent film. It's a biopic that aims to take you a decade or two ahead of where we are today. You think it could never happen but then that's life. It surprises you.

Were there any challenges in playing a character younger than you?

I don't need to do much to do this! I asked myself whether I was repeating myself and whether there was something new I could offer in this area. I haven't done anything like this for a few years. I played a college boy in this Kabir Singh And at that time, I asked my wife whether I should play the character of a college boy. She knew about the Telugu version and she wanted me to play the role; He had to tell me that medical college students are a little older and that inspired me to do the same. But during the journey of the film, I again realized that cinema has its own magic. It has no meaning beyond the frame. What matters is, within the frame, are you buying the idea? Is it sucking you? not so logicalThis is a very heartfelt matter.

A scene from 'Teri Baton Main Aisa Uljha Jiya'

A scene from 'Teri baton main aisa entangled jiya'. Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

How has the meaning of love changed for you over the years?

I have been married for eight years. So I'm a little isolated. Love has always been a tricky thing, hasn't it? Either you understand it or you don't. I think your understanding of love evolves as you move forward in a relationship. With kids, I am now understanding the different stages of love. it is no longer me you and our feelings (You and me and our feelings)

I got so entangled in your wordsWill be released in theaters on 9 February

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