"I'd Never Get A Message Asking Me 'Have You Reached?' Before Marriage" - Shahid Kapoor

Shreemi Verma , 12 Jul 2016
Shahid and Mira
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Shahid Kapoor gave a heartfelt interview to Hindustan Times after celebrating his first marriage anniversary with wife Mira Rajput and he spoke at length about the difference she has made in his life. He discussed his career, the critical acclaim received by Udta Punjab and his plans to be with his baby. Here are some excerpts from his interview –

On wanting a family atmosphere –

There are times when you should be having fun. But there comes a time when you should have stability in your life. Stability is a long-term requirement. Short-term plans and a few days of flying around [for work] are fun, but eventually you need that [stability]. Also, I have been living alone since I was 22, so I always wanted that family atmosphere. I used to feel lonely.

On someone to share the happiness with –

When I used to win an award, of course, my mum (Neelima Azeem) and dad (Pankaj Kapur) were always around, but I didn’t have anybody with whom I could share my achievements immediately. Things are different with your parents. It’s not that same feeling [that one feels with a spouse]. I would always think, “Who do I share my happiness with?”

On the changes Mira has brought into his life –

There is another thing that I would always feel bad about. Whenever I used to land in any city, I’d never get a message asking me, “Have you reached?” Everybody around me used to get messages from someone or the other, asking, “Have you landed? What is happening there?” When you live with people in the same house, they keep track of your minute-to-minute movement. But that doesn’t happen when you live alone. I always used to think, “Yaar, kyun mere se koi yeh poochta nahi hai? (Why does nobody ask me how and where I am?). So, today, I feel happy to have that somebody around me (smiles).

And finally, on how often he receives those messages –

Every other second (laughs). But, on a serious note, it’s a good feeling.

Awww!

Read the entire interview here.

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