Shahid Kapoor said he is lucky to have thick hair, unlike his father and veteran actor Pankaj Kapur, who suffered from premature baldness. In a new interview with Movie companion, Shahid recalled that Pankaj used to lecture him on the genetic issue of hair loss once he became a star. (Also Read: Fans praise Shahid Kapoor’s ‘maturity’ as Hardik Pandya and others crash his photoshoot at Ambani bash)
What Shahid said
“When I saw my dad (going bald), I said, ‘Dad, this better not happen to me.’ And he was messing with me all the time. ‘Abhi toh tu hero ban gaya hai. Baad mein kya hoga tera when you will have no hair? Jab baal nahi rahenge toh acting karni padegi’ (You have become a hero now. What would happen to you when you have no hair? When there will be no hair, you will have to act). Maybe that’s why I learned acting (laughs),” Shahid said in the interview.
Shahid also spoke about a piece of advice from his father that has stuck with him over the years. “My dad used to tell me, ‘If you touch an audience member just three times in your career, they’ll be there for the next 20 years.’ That was my attempt,” he said in the same interview.
Shahid Pankaj Kapur’s favorite movies
Shahid also listed his father’s favorite movies and shows that have shaped him as an artist. The list included incredible choices like Subhash Agarwal’s 1997 Doordarshan film Rui Ka Bojh and Rahi Masoom Raza’s 1991 TV series Neem Ka Ped and “the usual suspects” like Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2003 gangster film Maqbool and the TV 1985 show.
Shahid and Pankaj shared screen space in Vikas Bahl’s 2015 romantic fantasy comedy Shaandaar, which bombed at the box office. It also starred Alia Bhatt. They most recently collaborated in Gowtam Naidu’s sports film Tinnanuri Jersey last year, which also failed at the box office despite positive reviews. It was the Hindi adaptation of the 2019 Telugu film starring Nani.
Shahid will next appear in an untitled romantic comedy opposite Kriti Sanon.
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