Shahid Kapoor has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood with strong performances in films like Haider, Udta Punjab, Kabir Singh, Jersey and Bloody Dad. Despite being the son of veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor, Shahid is a self-made star. This is not coming from us, but from the actor himself. In a recent interview, actor Frazee stated that he wants to make it big in the film industry, all by himself, without anyone associating him with Pankaj Kapoor’s son. It was a promise he made to his mother Neelima Azim to prove his ‘loyalty’ to her.
Shahid Kapoor on being Pankaj Kapoor’s son
Talking to Mid-Day, Shahid Kapoor revealed that barring a few, no one knew that he was Pankaj Kapoor’s son during the early days of his career. “I was very proud to do it without really being known as the child of an established actor or actually calling people that your dad worked with because that’s what gets you. None of that happened to me,” the actor said.
Shahid Kapoor on being loyal to mother Neelima Azim
Citing the reason for not telling anyone that he is Pankaj Kapoor’s son, Shahid Kapoor added that it was because of his mother Neelima Azim. For the uninitiated, Pankaj Kapoor divorced Neelima in 1984, after which Shahid lived with his mother. “I lived with my mother, I was very loyal,” he says. Although the actor added that he shares a great equation with his father, he is unwilling to thrive in his career under the shadow of Pankaj Kapoor’s identity.
Shahid Kapoor has less interactions with Pankaj Kapoor
In the same interview, Shahid Kapoor revealed that he had less interactions with Pankaj Kapoor as a child as his father lived in Mumbai. It was only after he and his mother moved to Mumbai when he was 10 years old that the distance between father and son was reduced and they found their channel. After his divorce from Neelima Azim, Pankaj Kapoor remarried actress Supriya Pathak. The couple has two children together, Ruhan and Sana Kapoor.
Shahid Kapoor Upcoming Movies
Shahid Kapoor shared screen space with Pankaj Kapoor in three films namely Mausam, Jersey and Shaandaar. Shahid has several untitled projects lined up in his kitty. He collaborated with director Dinesh Vijan along with Kriti Sanon and also collaborated with Anees Bazmee for a comedy film, opposite Rashmika Mandana.
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