Here’s why Shahid Kapoor thinks being an actor is lonely

Even though surrounded by millions and millions of fans, media, friends and family, an actor is a lonely person according to Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor. Further actor explained how now he learnt to channelize it for long-lasting career.

“As an actor you are always lonely. You are always in spotlight so that’s what people see. But when you are on your own, it’s very lonely. And it’s a journey that’s personal. I believe, at that time, something emotional happens which reflects in my performance,” Shahid told PTI in an interview.

“What actors do is, we emote. So, the more there is inside, the more there is to throw out. I have learned to channelise that, which I believe is very important for a long-lasting career. Otherwise, this is a very jumpy job. You are constantly up there, down here. So you try to find that nice place which is your own and just keep that intact,” he added.

Shahid also said that an actor needs to be “selfish” if they want to excel.

“If you want to be really good at what you are doing, you need to give it time. And that is essentially your time and it’s your desire to be what you want. I think anything that is a personal ambition has to have some amount of selfishness attached to it. And the good thing is to be honest about it,” he says.

Actor expressed that now when he looks back to films he realize that he did some great films but at the same time he did some terrible films too. “When I look back at my career I feel ‘Wow I did some really bad movies‘ and ‘Wow I did some really great movies’ and they were all like mixed up and were back to back. It is crazy because it has been little inconsistent. In the last four or five years, the effort has been to try and participate and, create content that is consistent,” said Shahid.

Shahid Kapoor will next be seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu which is scheduled to release on September 21 which also features Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Stay

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