June 14, 2024


Shahid Kapoor needs no introduction. The actor – who entered Bollywood as a lead star in 2003 with Ishq Vishk, is today one of the most sought-after talents in the industry. Despite spending over 20 years in the industry, Shahid isn’t associated with any camps in B’town and in a recent interview, he revealed why.

While interacting with Neha Dhupia on her show, ‘No Filter Neha,’ Shahid got candid about many things, including why he hasn’t been part of any camps since the start of his career. From stating that he felt like an outsider (despite being Pankaj Kapur’s son) when he stepped into the film industry to requesting his colleagues to let people collaborate with whoever they want and not ‘diss’ others, read on to know all he said.

Shahid Kapoor on feeling like an outsider

When asked by Neha Dhupia why he hasn’t been a part of any camp since he began his Bollywood career, Shahid Kapoor said, “Maybe I don’t have the qualities to be a campy person.” He continued, “I was from Delhi; I came to Mumbai and was not accepted in my class. I was the outsider because my accent was different, I had a Delhi accent. I was badly treated for a very long time.”

Recalling the start of his career, ETimes noted Shahid Kapoor saying, “I went to Shiamak (Davar) and college, and that’s where I finally felt accepted. I had my own group of people and then I became an actor. When I came into the industry, I realised this is also like a school. Bahar waale ko aasani se accept nahi karte ye log. Inko bada problem hota hai ke tum aa kaise gaye ander. (They don’t accept anyone from outside easily. They have a problem with how you enter into the industry). So for many years, you deal with that.”

Shahid Kapoor on Bollywood camps

Talking about camps, he elaborated, “I don’t like this campy thing. I feel that people who want to creatively collaborate with each other, should. People who are comfortable with each other, should. But that doesn’t mean you diss other people or put other people down or you close the doors to other people. And I think that that’s something which does happen in this fraternity. I hate being bullied, and I didn’t have the confidence as a kid, as a teenager and as a young adult. But now, if you try to bully me, I will bully you right back. So I hate bully, I bully the bully. This is no filter Shahid.”

Upcoming projects

Shahid was last seen on the big screen in the Kriti Sanon co-starrer Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya. He is now begun shooting for his next, Deva.

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