Shahid post KAMINEY success: I have to continuously prove myself

Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
9/9/2009 12:19:43 PM

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KAMINEY is a good success, both critically as well as commercially, and now all of a sudden Shahid Kapoor finds himself in the super big league. The actor is cautious though before getting overtly ecstatic about his standing in the industry and insists that he would rather continue to work in good films and prove his worth than being carried away by all the acclaim coming his way.

"I am happy that KAMINEY worked for me and I am also aware about the fact that post the success of the film, there are also lot of expectations from me. Still, its early days for me to begin celebrations. There are many more movies that I have to do over a period of time. I have to continuously prove myself. In 10 days from now, I have DIL BOLE HADIPPA coming out so I am keeping my fingers crossed", says Shahid.

While the Khans (Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman) have been dominating from the top along with Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan, the success of KAMINEY means that both Shahid Kapoor as well as Saif Ali Khan (who again delivered a huge money spinner in LOVE AAJ KAL) are already making actors in the Top-5 uncomfortable. Shahid may not be inside the ring yet but he is knocking the doors at the least.

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Smiles Shahid, "Everyone seems to be saying that but I keep reminding myself that it has only been six years for me in the industry. Of course I am extremely happy to be even considered as a good enough candidate. For someone who is just 28 years old, I feel very privileged and very fortunate to see such confidence from my audiences as well as the industry."

As this Vishal Bharadwaj film continues to fetch audiences and reactions for itself, Shahid Kapoor pin points the biggest success point for KAMINEY.

"The fact is that massy as well as niche audiences have given a Thumbs Up to a subject and a genre that was never explored before. This was a very huge film for me and hence a big litmus test as well. It was such a huge risk and my fortune could have swung either ways. I am so happy that it paid off eventually", says Shahid in a relieved tone.