Shahid Kapoor Reacts To Being Called A Nepo Kid, Says 'Was Too Proud To Ask My Dad For Help'

In a recent interview, Shahid Kapoor recalled his struggling days and reacted to being called a nepo kid.


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Shahid Kapoor Reacts To Being Called A Nepo Kid, Says 'Was Too Proud To Ask My Dad For Help'

Son of actors, Pankaj Kapur and Neliima Azeem, Shahid Kapoor is currently one of the most sought-after actors in Bollywood. Shahid made his acting debut with the film, Ishq Vishq, and came a long way in his career. Despite being a star kid, his journey towards stardom has not been an easy one as he had his own share of ups and downs. Now, in a recent interview, Shahid opened up about his struggling days.

Shahid Kapoor opened up about his struggling days

In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Shahid Kapoor opened up about his struggling days and shared that he is a self-made actor. He also mentioned that he gets really upset whenever somebody calls him a star kid and mentions that he got into stardom because of his father, Pankaj Kapur. The actor said:

“I’m one of those self-made guys who people think because his papa was an actor, he got it easy. And I get very upset with that. I’m like ‘hey guys, you don’t know my struggle’. Just because my father was Pankaj Kapur doesn’t mean that I had it easy because I didn’t even live with him. I lived with my mom.”

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Shahid Kapoor on not taking his dad, Pankaj Kapur's help in his early days

For the uninitiated, Shahid Kapoor and his father, Pankaj Kapur worked together in two movies, Shaandaar and Jersey. Talking about his dad, Shahid shared that his father is a very proud man, who struggled in his early days, and he never offered Shahid any help. Shahid said:

“He (Pankaj) was a very proud man. He would never tell his son ki mein yaha call kar deta hoon, jaake unse mil le. He was not like that. He was like I struggled my way up and I was too proud to ask him also ever for any support. In fact, I never even brought it up with him nor did he ever ask me. It just never came up. So of course, it has been 20 years of a lot of work.”


Shahid Kapoor talks about his successful marriage with his wife, Mira Rajput

Shahid Kapoor is happily married to Mira Rajput, and the duo never fails to set couple goals. The actor, when asked about the changes he went through after marrige, revealed that he always says 'Yes' to his wife for everything. Shahid responded:

“Marriage makes a man realise how many mistakes he has made and how many things he needs to change about himself. Always say yes to your wife. Pehle mein kabhi kabhi naa bhi bol deta tha. After 8 years of struggle, I’ve realised that don’t try and fight the battle you can’t win. A wife is always right.”

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Shahid Kapoor reveals his wife, Mira Rajput is a bad cop

Mira Rajput is not from a filmy background, but she is a social media star. On the other hand, she is also a doting mommy to her two kids, Misha and  Zain. In the same interview, when Shahid was asked who is the ‘good cop’ and the ‘bad cop’ with the kids, Shahid said:

“I’m the good cop most of the times.”

On the work front, Shahid Kapoor is now gearing up for the release of the web series, Bloody Daddy. 

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