Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, whose upcoming film Haider is set to clash with superstar Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang on October 2, feels that both the films can sustain together because they cater to different audiences
“I saw the promo of Bang Bang and I loved it and I will definitely go and see the film. I wished good luck to Hrithik. It is a five-day weekend, the five-day holiday period is coming after a long time and I think any big holiday weekend is good enough for two films to sustain. Two big films can release (together), there is no problem,” Shahid said in an interview.
While Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider is a desi adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring Shahid, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon and Shraddha Kapoor, Bang Bang, directed by Siddharth Raj Anand, is a remake of the hit Hollywood movie Knight and Day, with Hrithik and Katrina Kaif in the lead.
“I think if Haider is black then Bang Bang is white. What Haider is offering you that Bang Bang can’t offer and vice versa. We are confident about our film. Our film is not very expensive so we have nothing to lose. So getting a five-day weekend is fantastic for a film like ours,” Shahid said.
The actor feels that both the films are of different genres and will cater to audiences with different tastes. ”I don’t think there is going to be any confusion for people. If people want to see something edgy, different and out-of-the-box then they will see Haider and if people want to see something entertaining, fun and a potboiler then they will see Bang Bang. Had there been two similar kinds of films then it would be a different scenario but that is not the case ere,” he added. It is obvious that both the films will vie for good box office result as their trailers have already got a thumps up from the audience and both Shahid and Hrithik have a huge fan following.
Apart from Haider, Shahid, 33, seems all excited about Shandaar, a film by Vikas Bahl. ”It is drastically different from Haider. I am very excited to do it. I saw Queen six months before it got released. Vikas and I have been talking about doing a film for long time. He told me a one line about this film -destination wedding and I thought it was a wonderful idea,” Shahid said.
For Shandaar, Shahid will be teaming up with Alia Bhatt for the first time. ”We are shooting in UK for this film. It has Alia and me and there will be an interesting announcement about the film soon and I am excited about it. I am happy to be working with Alia. Suddenly, I am working with these young girls. She (Alia) is fantastic,” Shahid said.
In Haider, Shahid will be also seen romancing a younger actress Shraddha Kapoor.
“Newcomers know a lot more about films than we did, before they start their journey in the industry. I think you learn from them, they are very talented. I think it is great time to be around,” Shahid said.
“There is opportunity for everyone. Today the options available for actors are lot more. With more and more newcomers coming in, it has become lot more competitive and it is good as you have to do your best,” he said.