Shahid Kapoor has some really powerful performances to his credit in the form of films like 'Haider' and 'Udta Punjab'. In a heartfelt interview to Hindustan Times the actor confessed that he feels that he has finally discovered himself.
He was quoted saying, "I feel I have finally discovered myself. Even Hindi cinema, I feel, has come into its own in the past 10 years or so. Today, there are new actors belonging to the current generation. Then, an older lot of actors exist, who are known for what they’ve always stood for. Plus, there are actors who were part of the transitional process. Very few could evolve and adapt to survive. Today, the precious few have seen the ‘earlier’ industry (before the advent of the Internet and social media) and the ‘new’ industry, and seen how society and showbiz has changed in the past 10 years."
He further added, "Ten years back, there were a few things that were awesome and certain things that weren’t. The same is true even today. So, it’s important to learn to adapt and understand who you are. Separate the good and the bad, give it your best and move on. That’s the right way to survive in an industry, which is so unstable that you have to become stable to be there for a long time. I think I am going be around for 20 years. Talking about today’s industry, I don’t know if the change has brought a new set of people or if a new set of people have brought about a change. New talent used to be an endangered species when I started acting, but now, it’s a populated entity. Opportunities are there, ability is there, talent is there and exposure is there, so there is nothing ‘new’ anymore. I don’t think anybody is new. ‘New’ means lack of experience, but today, everybody knows everything. I don’t think somebody who is one-year-old in the industry has any less information than the others."
Meanwhile Shahid will be next seen in Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Rangoon' co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut which is slated to release next year.