Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, on the eve of the release of his film "Phata Poster Nikla Hero" (PPNH), clarified several misconceptions about his private and personal life.
Shahid along with his co-star Ileana D'Cruz is all set for the release of his laughter-riot "PPNH" and is returning to the big screen after a year-long haitus. The actor recently spoke about his professional commitments, which contrary to popular belief, is not marred by his personal life with reference to the list of his former girlfriends Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, the 32-year-old actor said, "I don't think my personal life has anything to do with my professional life," adding, "In fact, when I was in my most stable relationship (dating Kareena Kapoor), I had many unsuccessful films. My most successful film Jab We Met (2007) came when Kareena and I had broken up. I can only see it from a practical point of view and I feel that some choices didn't work for me."
Now, we don't know what holds true regarding Shahid's film's choices or his choice of girlfriends. But it can surely be pointed out that he made an epic disaster while taking up "Mausam" which misreably failed and took away two years from his film career.
When asked of his equation with his alleged girlfriend Priyanaka, the actor replied, "I have no issues with her at all. She's a fantastic actor and of course, I want to work with her."
Shahid, at one point, was rumored to be dating Priyanka even though nobody had acknowledged the relationship despite the couple being spotted together on several occassions.
Recently, there were reports that the two were avoiding each other at an occasion, giving out the obvious indication of their animosity towards each other.
Moving on to his film "PPNH", where he essays a hard-core Salman Khan fan, Shahid talked about his experience of sharing screen space with the superstar.
"I'm playing a desperate Salman fan in the film. We didn't get much time together as we shot for a short period. Since the light was fading, we shot for two and a half hours. But it's a really funny scene and he was nice," he said.
"I experienced how fans react when they see actors. It was fun playing that kind of a character. In that particular shot, I'm shouting 'bhai, bhai, bhai' throughout the sequence. It was quite funny."
"PPNH" which is set to release on Friday has Shahid playing an aspiring actor who is mistaken for a cop. The film is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.