'I like surprising people with something unexpected'
Shahid has proved his versatility with films as different as Jab We Met, Kaminey, Haider, Udta Punjab and Padmaavat
Be it Haider Meer, Tommy Singh, Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh or his upcoming portrayal as boxing hero Dingko Singh, actor Shahid Kapoor says he loves to take the audience by surprise with something that they do not expect him to do.
Ever since his debut in 2003 with Ishq Vishk, Shahid has proved his versatility with films as different as Jab We Met, Kaminey, Haider, Udta Punjab, Padmaavat, Batti Gul Meter Chalu. His latest project to be announced is a film in which he will play Dingko Singh.
Asked how he keeps breaking and building one image from another, Shahid said, "Every creative being wants to surprise people. So, whatever people say of you, becomes like an incessant need to break out of that and do something different."
"I think that is what makes you somebody as evolving creatively and changing. So, I always liked doing that."
"I don't like being told what I can do. I like to surprise people with the fact that I can do something that they did not expect me to do that what makes me an actor," he added.
On the films that have a dash of realism, the 37-year-old actor believes it is great. He says, "It is a reflection of our society and the fact that people want to talk about stories that are about them."