Shahid Kapoor was informed by the Jersey director that no one will look at him: 'He took first shot from Pankaj Kapoor'
In Jersey, Shahid Kapoor will be seen on film alongside his father, actor Pankaj Kapur. Shahid released the film's trailer on Tuesday, admitting that he was "extremely afraid" of working with his father, a seasoned theatrical and feature film actor.
Shahid recalls his first day of shooting in Jersey with his father, and how the film's director, National Award-winner Gowtam Tinnanuri, wondered if he could match Pankaj's performance.
"I recall shooting with him on day one, and I had been shooting with Gowtam for around 15 days," Shahid added. I assumed he was pleased with me because I brought something new to the role.
"When we were filming the tea scene, Goutam took his (Pankaj Kapur) shot, and his expression transformed, and he informed him he was exceptional." 'What happened?' I questioned as I approached him. Goutam asked if I'd be able to equal his performance because he's so good and that no one will look at me, so I'd better be extremely good in the shot," Shahid explained.
Working with him is still nerve-wracking, but it's also a pleasure,' Shaid remarked. "I am not intimidated by him; in fact, intimidation is a misnomer. When you have a great deal of respect and admiration for someone, you want to be the best. As an actor, it's incredible to be in the same frame as a great actor, regardless of whether or not he's my father. It's about two people acting as actors in the picture, watching him perform what he does with his skill. To be honest, it was a fantastic learning experience for me."