I’m bad to my family:Shahid

25 02 2010

Hours before his 29th birthday, Shahid Kapoor rolls over with laughter about all his birthday plans we’ve been reading about.

“Everyone has made plans that I don’t know about. It’s quite annoying. Even my guest list was prepared. But no, the truth is that there are no plans beyond the family. Is my friend Siddharth Malhotra really having party for me? Poor thing. It isn’t a surprise for me any more. Seriously nothing is happening. I’ll bring in my birthday with my family with a quiet dinner and then probably have a few close friends over on my birthday.”

During his 29 years, Shahid has only celebrated a couple of his birthdays. “I had a party for my last birthday and it drove me nuts. If friends take over and have a party for me only then will I be part of it in future.”

His earliest memory of a birthday goes back to when he was four years old – and in Delhi. “It was in a two-bedroom apartment. As a child I’d embarrass my mom on my birthday by snatching gifts from guests, opening them and expressing my pleasure or displeasure on the spot. They were very regular, typical middleclass birthdays.”

Shahid says that his mom will be present for this birthday. “Either she’ll come over or I’ll visit her. Me and my mom used to live together, but now we live separately. But we have a great emotional connect. My brother Ishaan stays with my mother and we’re always hanging out together. I feel I’m terrible to my family and friends because I don’t give them enough time.”

Regarding the new link up with Deepika Padukone, Shahid says, “I first met her at an awards function and then we bumped into one another at a couple of parties. She seems like a nice person. Of course it’s very embarrassing, not so much for me as the lady. At the moment I’m scared to even meet a girl for fear of being linked up. But I won’t stop living my life the way I want to just because I fear being wrongly linked.”

Shahid has a lot of personal resolutions for the new year in his life. “This is going to be a year of learning for me. In the last couple of years, I’ve been going on the sets and trying to behave as if I know my job. This year, I’m going to be a student to my father as he makes his  film. I want to go on the set with an attitude of learning. I want to come out a better human being and an actor. And I know I will, because there’s no better teacher than my father.”





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