New Delhi | He has gone through many ups and downs in his 10-year-old career but Shahid Kapoor says he has finally found his ground and now wants to focus on enjoying the process of filmmaking rather than box-office results. 2014 was a good year for the 34-year-old actor as he had two back-to-back hits with Rajkumar and Haider after a long dry spell at the box-office with films like Milenge Milenge, Mausam and Teri Meri Kahaani.
Asked whether the recent hits have eased him out or created a new pressure to maintain the success ratio, Shahid said, Relaxed is just state of mind. It does not depend on success or failure. I think being relaxed comes from being at peace with what you are and enjoying the process of what you are doing.
That started happening to me a little before ‘Haider’. The actor noted that the sense of contentment he has today in his career was missing till a couple of years ago. I think that’s why the transition of the kind of work I am doing has happened. I don’t think there is a sense of being relaxed but there is a sense of peace that I am taking a journey and I am enjoying. I’m not sure I would say that in the middle of my career.
I was confused about what I was doing. Today, I have finally reached a point where I’ve seen both the sides and now I want to just enjoy what I’m doing, work with great people and do good work. The focus is on the process and not on result. That makes me feel more peaceful and centred. But being relaxed is very rare in this industry, he said. The actor is gearing up for his next, which is director Vikas Bahl’s romantic-comedy Shaandaar opposite Alia Bhatt.