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Shahid Kapoor has made a mark in Bollywood with strong performances in films like Haider, Udta Punjab, Kabir Singh, Jersey and Bloody Daddy. Despite being the son of veteran actor Pankaj Kapur, Shahid is a self-made star. It doesn’t come from us, but from the actor himself. In a recent interview, the Farazi actor claimed that he wanted to make it big in the film industry without anyone getting attached to Pankaj Kapur’s son. It was a promise he made to his mother, Neelima Azeem, to prove his ‘loyalty’ to her. read this also- Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput Kapoor to Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh: Top 10 celebrity couples who surprised people with their passionate lip lock

Shahid Kapoor is the son of Pankaj Kapoor

In a conversation with Mid-Day, Shahid Kapoor revealed that during the initial days of his career, except a few people, no one knew that he was Pankaj Kapur’s son. The actor said, “I’m very proud of the fact that I’m doing this as the child of an established actor without knowing or actually calling people that your father has worked with, because that kind of thing Accepts you. Nothing like this happened to me.” read this also- Mira Rajput shares a soulful picture with Shahid Kapoor on completing 8 years of married life [View Post]

Shahid Kapoor is loyal to mother Neelima Azeem

Citing the reason for not telling anyone that he is Pankaj Kapur’s son, Shahid Kapoor said it was because of his mother Neelima Azeem. Let me tell you, Pankaj Kapoor divorced Neelima in 1984, after which Shahid lived with his mother. “I was living with my mom, I was very loyal,” he shared. Though the actor said he had a great relationship with his father, he was not keen on pursuing his career under the shadow of Pankaj Kapur’s identity. read this also- Kriti Sanon reduced her fees after the failure of Adipurush? Here are actors who took pay cuts after box office flops

Shahid Kapoor has less interaction with Pankaj Kapur

In the same interview, Shahid Kapoor revealed that he rarely interacted with Pankaj Kapur during his childhood as his father lived in Mumbai. It was only after he and his mother shifted to Mumbai, when he was 10 years old, that the distance between father and son narrowed and they got a chance to come closer to each other. Pankaj Kapur remarried actress Supriya Pathak after his divorce from Neelima Azeem. The couple has two children, Ruhaan and Sana Kapoor.

shahid kapoor upcoming movies

Shahid Kapoor shared screen space with Pankaj Kapur in three films, Mausam, Jersey and Shaandaar. Shahid has a few untitled projects in his kitty. He has joined hands with director Dinesh Vijan along with Kriti Sanon and he has also teamed up with Anees Bazmee for a comedy film opposite Rashmika Mandanna.

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