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Shahid Kapoor wants to do lighter roles


The actor during an interaction on social media said he wants to take a break from serious characters and dark films

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Actor Shahid Kapoor says he will be taking a break from dark and complex roles for some time. The 36-year-old actor, whose latest period war film “Rangoon” could not create a magic at the box office, said that he wants to feature in lighter roles next.

The actor has played two back-to-back serious characters in “Udta Punjab” (2016) and the recently released Vishal Bhardwaj-directed film. During a Q and A session, one of the Twitter users asked Shahid, “Is it that you prefer dark films more now?” To this the actor replied, “Nope. Not for a while now.” Shahid also said, “Good films always do well,” when one of the fans asked if he believed some good films don’t work at the box office. He said after completing his prior commitments he would like to do “anything light and fun.”

Shahid was also asked if he had any addiction other than coffee. “Nope. Even working on coffee. Cut it down loads. No addiction is good for you,” Shahid replied. Another user asked if he tried any sort of drugs while he was prepping for his role Tommy in “Udta Punjab”. “Nope. Just like when someone plays a killer, they don’t actually kill,” he said.

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The 36-year-old actor also said a sequel to the 2009 film “Kaminey” will not happen. Shahid welcomed daughter Misha with wife Mira Rajput, a Delhi girl, last year. He says the thing he loves the most after stepping into fatherhood is seeing the baby smile.

About his role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus “Padmavati”, he said the best thing about Raja Rawal Ratan Singh’s character is that he was, “Noble heroic fearless. Above all a true lover.” –Agencies