Shahid Kapoor has had an eventful 2016, what with the birth of his baby girl Misha and the release of his film Udta Punjab. While the movie went through a massive controversy before it released, Shahid’s wife Mira had a complicated pregnancy.
In an interview with a tabloid, when Shahid was asked how did he manage the two situations, which happened simultaneously, he revealed, “Last year was overwhelming. I was going through a difficult time personally. Mira was hospitalised and I had to shoot and travel. My concerns regarding her pregnancy outweighed the Udta Punjab controversy. All I wanted to do at the time was be by her side.”
He adds, “When there is so much riding on you, you go out of your way to be the best version of yourself. I had the shortest role in Udta Punjab, which was a four-actor film, but I was the first actor to come on-board. People told me that I had completely gone mad by agreeing to play a drug addict. I was warned that it would be terrible “for my image“. But I didn’t let these one-liners affect my choice and I chose to be bold. In the end, we had put a lot into the film. I was grateful that Abhishek Chaubey (writer-director) chose to talk about a difficult issue. The ensuing controversy helped create a lot more awareness about the drugs menace and reached to a lot more people.”
Meanwhile, in 2017, Shahid Kapoor will be seen in two films – Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.