When Shahid Kapoor was shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s film Vivaah, he was in a bad phase of his career. Shahid recently told that during that time he started having self-doubt. He was in depression while shooting the wedding.
Shahid recalled that period in a recent interview given to Pinkvilla. The actor told that during that period, in one month, all his three films ‘Shikhar’, ‘Wah! ‘Life Ho To Aisi’ and ‘Deewane Hue Pagal’ had flopped. Shahid started feeling that people did not like him.
Shahid said – ‘I was going through depression. In those days I shot weddings for 8-10 days. One day Sooraj Barjatya came in my vanity van. Then I was sitting in a wedding outfit, because the same shoot was to take place.
Then I asked him- ‘Do you want to cast someone else in my place? He said- What happened? I said- I have given three flop films in a month. Nobody saw them. Obviously people don’t like me. The films of other actors who are superstars are becoming hits. He is performing well. Maybe this is the reason why people did not want to see my film. He kept looking at me after listening to me.
Shahid further said- ‘The director must have been surprised by my words. He must have thought, ‘If my hero’s mental state is like this, then how will I make a good film?’
Shahid told that the director then said something to him which stuck in his mind. He said- ‘Sooraj looked straight into my eyes and he said- Do you know what to do between action and cut? Do you know how to do your job as an actor? I said- I do. He said- That’s all. You just pay attention to that. Everything else will come on its own.
Referring to his film Vivaah, Shahid said- ‘I had never had such an experience before in my life. The character in Sooraj Barjatya’s film was completely different from my world. However, I got to know him during the film.
Shahid laughingly said- ‘I had never used the word water in my life, I was completely dependent on Sooraj Barjatya’s direction for this character. Let us tell you that Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao starrer Vivaah had given a great performance at the box office.