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Veteran actor, Pankaj Kapur, his first wife, Neliima Azeem and second wife, Supriya Pathak along with their kids, Shahid Kapoor, Sanah Kapur, Ruhaan Kapur and are the perfect example of a modern family. Even after the separation of Pankaj and Neliima and their respective second marriages with Supriya Pathak and Rajesh Khattar, Shahid has handled the situation maturely and the happy family shares a cordial relationship with one another.
There is no doubt that Shahid Kapoor is an extremely loving husband and a protective father but he also shares an equally warm bond with his father, Pankaj Kapur. Like any son, Shahid too credits his father for his love for movies. With an iconic father like Pankaj Kapur, the urge to prove his acting skills has always been strong for Shahid. But do you know, Pankaj, who is known as one of the finest actors of Bollywood was insecure while sharing the screen space with Shahid in the film, Shaandaar?
Director, Vikas Bahl’s rom-com drama, Shaandaar, which was released in 2015, had starred Shahid Kapoor and Pankaj Kapur together along with Alia Bhatt and Pankaj and Supriya's daughter, Sanah Kapur. In an interview with PTI, Shahid had revealed that he overacted during his first shot with Pankaj and had said, “He (Pankaj) is a natural actor. When I first shot with dad there were three four retakes, I felt I was overacting. The most beautiful moment was that I got an opportunity to act with my dad... standing in the same frame with him.”
During an interview with SpotboyE in 2015, Pankaj Kapur had revealed that he was selfish and never tried to correct Shahid for his acting. Talking about his insecurity, Pankaj had stated, “I was damn insecure and was focusing on my role. I'm selfish that way. It's not my job as a co-actor to correct Shahid. There's a director on the set for that.”
At the 46th Annual Convocation in the Dasmesh Auditorium of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Pankaj Kapur was honoured with a degree of Doctorate of Philosophy in the Faculty of Visual Arts and Performing Arts. Pankaj Kapur’s wife, Supriya Pathak and his children were present to cheer for him as he received the award. According to 5 Dariya News, Pankaj Kapur had said that in spite of spending good time in Mumbai, his soul and heart always beats for Punjab and he had also shared his experiences of life with the students. His proud son and daughter-in-law, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor had shared a congratulatory post for Dr Pankaj Kapur.
When Shahid had made his debut with Ishq Vishk, the entire world had tagged him as a chocolate boy. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Pankaj Kapur had revealed that when people in the film fraternity had regarded Shahid as a chocolate hero, he knew that there is more to him as an actor. He had stated, “Not just because he is my son, but as a colleague and as an actor, I could see the potential in him even 10 years back, when he was only being judged as a good-looking chocolate hero.”
When Shahid starrer Kabir Singh had broken all the box-office records, he was bombarded with mixed reviews for his performance. For some, the character of Kabir Singh was negative but some took it positively and it was Pankaj Kapur, who was all praises for his son. Lauding his son, Pankaj had said, “I said 10 years back that he is a dramatic actor and as time will pass, people will see his ability as an actor. And now suddenly people have started recognising -- ‘oh he can do this, he can do that’. When an actor gets an opportunity to do things, only then can he prove his mettle.”
Pankaj Kapur and Shahid Kapoor will be seen together in the upcoming sports drama, Jersey.