When Pankaj Kapoor Lauded His Son Shahid Kapoor, Said “He Has Great Potential”

​Pankaj Kapoor recognized Shahid Kapoor's potential in the beginning. Once, he said that his 'Jab We Met' made people realize the level of his acting and he would come up with various roles in upcoming years.

Veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor will celebrate his 70th birthday tomorrow, May 29. In the 40 years of his cinematic journey, he has performed a variety of roles in many movies like ‘Rui Ka Bojh’, ‘Halla Bol’, ‘Maqbool’, ‘Dharm’ and many others. Taking his legacy ahead, his son Shahid Kapoor entered Bollywood, and today he is one of successful actors in the industry. This father-son duo did some movies together like ‘Mausam’, ‘Shaandaar’, ‘Jersey’, etc. Before their collaboration, Shahid worked in a few movies, and at that time, Pankaj Kapoor recognized Shahid’s potential. He praised his acting skills.

In an interview with Lehren, Pankaj Kapoor talked about his son, Shahid Kapoor. The Halla Bol actor lauded Shahid Kapoor, saying, “Unke andar abhinay ka samindar hai.” He said that, as an actor, Shahid had great potential. Shahid’s classic film, ‘Jab We Met’ released in 2007, made people realize his level of acting, then. But according to Pankaj, it was “just a beginning.” Audiences would get to know his adeptness at acting through various other roles offered to him by directors and producers, his father, Pankaj Kapoor said. Dharm actor praise Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya actor as “fantastic human being”.

During the promotion of Pankaj Kapoor’s ‘Halla Bol’, he revealed that he was working on a script with Shahid, and soon they would reveal the project. That film was ‘Mausam’. Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor starrer Mausam was directed by Pankaj Kapoor and released in 2011. It marked the first collaboration between this father-son duo.

Though Pankaj praised his son’s acting skills, Shahid revealed in a recent interview with the Times that his father wasn’t really overjoyed with his films’ choices. Although Pankaj never made it obvious, Shahid was well aware of it. But today he has made his father, Pankaj Kapoor proud with all the love and success he has gained from fans and industry.

On the professional front, Pankaj Kapoor was last seen in the Rajkummar Rao starrer ‘Bheed’. And he will soon hit the screen with his movie ‘Jab Khuli Kitaab’ alongside Dimple Kapadia.

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