Around 15 years back, when Shahid Kapoor made his film industry debut with Ken Ghosh’s Ishq Vishq in 2003, he left everyone swooning over his cute looks and dimpled smile. In a career spanning over 15 years, Shahid has experimented with many different roles and emerged with flying colors. With blockbusters like Kaminey, Haider and Udta Punjab, he has established himself as an incredible performer.
While he made some interesting choices in terms of films, there were times when he ended up turning down good roles as well. One of them even went on to become a cult blockbuster and Shahid regrets turning it down. Below is the answer to the guess.
Shahid Kapoor turned down Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti, as per his words during an interview. He said,
“I regret not doing Rang De Basanti”.
Shahid’s loss was Siddharth’s gain. After Shahid refused to play the role of Karan Singhania, the role fell into Siddharth’s lap and the rest is history. While Siddharth did justice to the role, the question will remain unanswered whether Shahid would have pulled off this role!
Speaking about his upcoming film, Kabir Singh, Shahid recently opened up about fans calling him the best choice to play the lead in the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy. Shahid was quoted as saying,
“I never feel I’m perfect for any role. When you have to play a character, you have to be very realistic about it, you have to know your own strengths and weaknesses. Every actor comes with his own strengths and weaknesses. It was Vijay’s first film so that had its own pros and cons. It’s my 28th or 29th or 30th film which comes with its own pros and cons. So we are in different places and we’ve played similar characters. Yes, Sandeep was somebody who told me that he felt I was right for the character and to me that is the most important thing. The film maker has to believe that the actor can play the part.”
He further added,
“I don’t ever think that I’m perfect for any character but at the same time, I don’t think I am wrong for any character. As an actor, I have to try and achieve something and do justice to something that’s on paper and bring it alive. SO I don’t like it if I have a preconceived notion ki yeh toh main kar lunga because that makes you very complacent and it’s over confidence. And I don’t like being told that I can’t do something because then it becomes something that I have to prove. So I don’t think in either direction like that.”