Mausam is Shahid Kapoor’s first project with his father Pankaj Kapur. But how exactly did the Kaminey actor land the project? Here’s how:

Shahid Kapoor's Birthday Gift: Mausam (Mausam Movie Stills)

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.”

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