"I think films like Haider should create a new universe for the entire generation of new actors. I feel very empowered after having done a film like Haider," he said. ( See complete list of winners )
"I feel that I can do films that I truly believe in and I can do the work that I probably became an actor to do," Shahid said at the red carpet event of Screen Awards.
Shahid hopes that films like Haider do well at the box office as they are inspirational and fearless.
"So, I hope more films like Haider do well. Haider really isn't individual achievement the idea is to be able to do cinema that is inspiring, that is fearless. I hope more people go out and make films like Haider," he said.
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Haider was an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film released on October 2 last year.