Shahid Kapoor’s father, Pankaj Kapur, gave him the final script of Mausam to read, on the former’s birthday two years ago (in February 2009). So, in a way, the film was dad’s birthday gift to his son. And what did Shahid give his pa as a return gift? His nod to the project!
Lessons From Father
While on Shahid Kapoor and his actor-director-dad, Pankaj Kapur, there’s one thing about acting the son has learnt from his father. And that is: less is more. Says Shahid, “Even before my dad started directing me in Mausam, he had told me, I didn’t need to give too many expressions to make a point. He told me, less is more, in acting.”