Shahid Kapoor has left everybody talking about him for his realistic portrayal of a drug-addict in his recent outing 'Udta Punjab'. But the actor says that he believes that he has learnt over the years that any kind of high or addiction is temporary and harmful to one's emotional well-being.
In an interview to Mid-day Shahid was quoted as saying, "I am not a newcomer in this industry. I have been here for 13 years and have come to realise that everything is temporary. This fame and adulation gives you an artificial high and if you take it too seriously, you are bound to be doomed. When you continue being successful for a longer period of time, it starts altering your personality, even against your will. This is the biggest sacrifice that you have to make in exchange of fame; one tends to lose one's soul. I have walked that line and thankfully, come out of that phase. Now, I choose not to run after work, fame or success. If you choose to be who you are, stand by your own self and be convinced of your decisions, fame will come looking for you. Even now, sometimes, I have to keep correcting myself, reminding myself how not to get lost. It is very easy to lose perspective in this madness."
Next, the actor is now gearing up to give yet another power-packed performance in Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Rangoon' co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut.