April 15, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is fast gaining popularity amongst children, says that he likes working with kids.The actor plays a schoolteacher in his upcoming Hindi movie Paathshaala.
Earlier this year he had some of his best moments in ‘Chance Pe Dance’ when he shared screen space with them. Now as ‘Paathshaala’ gets ready to release, one can see Shahid being surrounded by kids all over. Since he is playing a school teacher in the film, he is attracting attention from hundreds of students which means that he wasn’t really alone in front of the camera for most of the sequences.
“Oh yes, I always enjoy working with children”, smiles Shahid, “I believe that they are the most spontaneous actors of all and help you unlearn a lot of things. Now, that’s good because sometimes it is very important to unlearn. Spontaneity is a good virtue because that helps bring on screen things that were not planned or written on paper.
Since he has also worked with children in ‘Chance Pe Dance’, how was the experience any different in ‘Paathshaala’?
“It was completely different”, immediately responds Shahid, “These are two entirely different films and with totally different subjects. Yes, there are children in both the films but there is nothing similar in the context. You can make that out from the promos of the film. Also, the focus in ‘Chance Pe Dance’ was dance, not children whereas in ‘Paathshaala’, it is all about children.”
Talking about ‘Chance Pe Dance’, the film failed at the box office though Shahid was appreciated by one and all. Some silver lining here for Shahid after gaining unanimous response once again after ‘Kaminey’?
“I was really very happy about the fact that people appreciated my work”, smiles Shahid, “When a film is successful then everyone appreciates performances. We have seen that before for other actors and their films as well. However, it is rare when you get appreciated even for the film that doesn’t work. I am glad that I had put my best foot forward there. I have done the same in ‘Paathshaala’ as well and I am quite positive that people will have good things to say about the film once it releases.”
– Rudhir Burman / Sampurn Wire