Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is
gearing up for two action films to be directed by Prabhu
Deva and Bejoy Nambiar each, is hopeful that these films
achieve the Rs 100 crore feat.
The 31-year-old will be seen in Prabhu Deva's Namak
in an untitled film by Nambiar of Shaitan
Considering that Prabhu Deva's two directorial
ventures - Wanted
with Salman Khan and Rowdy Rathore
Akshay Kumar, are part of the Rs 100 crore club, Shahid hopes
his films achieve the same feat.
"I don't know about this Rs 100 crore club. It will
happen whenever it has to. There is no plan for that. I hope I
am able to achieve it (the benchmark his movies have set at
the box office). Every actor hopes his movies to do maximum
business, but one can't predict this thing," Shahid told PTI.
"It all depends on the taste and preferences of the
audience. We are talking about actors, who have been in the
industry for 20-22 years, are highly established and also a
certain genre (action). Now that genre has more appeal, so
bigger the star, bigger the collections," he said.
Personally, Shahid enjoys action-masala films like
Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore
and hence he prefers to do a film
of this genre.
"Earlier stars like Mithunda, Amitji used to come out
with these kinds of films. But, when we were in our teens, we
did not see such films. Now again, we have movies like
Wanted, Rowdy Rathore, Dabangg, Bodyguard
. When I see
these films I find them entertaining. I started enjoying them
a lot," Shahid said.
"I also wanted to do those films, come out in high
speed, look like a hero and all of that. So, when I am
enjoying it as audience, why not do it? It is not just that
people want to watch it hence I am doing it. I won't be
convinced that way to do a film of that kind," he said.
However, the makers of Namak
have not yet finalised
the other leading cast yet. There are rumors of Katrina Kaif
and Deepika Padukone are to be paired opposite Shahid.
Shahid is full praises for his director Prabhu Deva, with
whom, he shared the stage at the recently-held IIFA awards.
"I am doing a film with Prabhu Deva, because I really
enjoyed working with him during IIFA. We had a great time. He
is a great guy," he said.
Shahid will start shooting for Prabhu's film next year
in February and Bejoy Nambiar's film will also start next
Meanwhile, Shahid is gearing up for Maneesh Sharma's
(of Band Bajaa Baraat
fame) next with Yash Raj Films.
"For Maneesh Sharma's film I start shooting in August
and we will finish it by November. Right now I am starting
another film for which I have to lose weight. I have lost
seven kilos and have to lose two more kgs," Shahid said.
"I am playing a regular guy, a local Jaipuri. So I
can't have any muscles and all of that sort, I have to look
normal. I have not worked out for two months and this is
something I have never done in my life. It was required for
the role hence I am doing it," he said.
The actor had signed this untitled Yash Raj film a while
ago and the plan was to shoot it in February. But it was
postponed after Maneesh suffered a slipped disc.
"Then, after this film, I will start preparing for two
action films - Prabhu's and Bejoy's film. For that, I will
have to get into shape," he added.
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