Shahid Kapoor on Bollywood camps: 'If you try to bully me, I will bully you right back'

28 February,2024 05:48 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

Shahid commenced his acting journey with `Ishq Vishk`. Over the years he went on to deliver hit films such as `Haider`, `Kaminey`, and `Jab We Met` among others. 

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Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor was the first guest on Neha Dhupia's popular talk show 'No Filter Neha Season 6'. Shahid, who is the son of veteran actors Pankaj Kapur and Neliima Azeem shared how he worked on making it big in the industry without his parents which led to him being bullied and treated as an outsider.

Shahid stated, "I didn't have the qualities to be a campy person. I was from Delhi and came to Bombay (Mumbai) and I was not accepted in my class. I was the outsider because my accent was different and I was really badly treated for a long period of time."

"I came into this industry and realised ye toh school ke tarah hi hai. Outsiders are not accepted easily here. They have a big issue with how did you manage to come in here. So, for many years I dealt with that. I don't like this campy thing. I think 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 and try to put other people down or close the doors to other people. And I think that as a teenage or young adult I didn't have the confidence to fight back but now, if you try to bully me, I will bully you right back. I will bully the bully because they deserve it," he added.

Shahid commenced his acting journey with 'Ishq Vishk'. Over the years he went on to deliver hit films such as 'Haider', 'Kaminey', and 'Jab We Met' among others.

Meanwhile, on the film front, Shahid was recently seen in 'Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya'. Written and directed by first-time filmmakers Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah, 'Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya' features Shahid as a man who falls in love with a robot, named Sifra (Kriti Sanon). The film opened to mixed reviews. The film also stars veteran stars Dharmendra and Dimple Kapadia. He will be next seen in the action thriller film 'Deva' which also stars Pooja Hegde in the lead role. The film is being helmed by Rosshan Andrrews, known for Malayalam films like 'Salute' and 'Kayamkulam Kochunni'. It is being produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Zee Studios. 'Deva' will be released in theatres on the occasion of Dussehra 2024.

(With inputs from ANI)

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