Shahid hates comparison with 'veterans' SRK,Salman

Posted on Monday Aug 22, 2011 |  BOLLYWOOD GOSSIPS»

Shahid hates comparison with
Shahid Kapoor started his acting career with ads. Born to actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azim, carving a niche in Bollywood was no cakewalk for this boy.

Starting off his career by working in music videos and advertisements, Kapoor made his Bollywood debut as a background dancer in Subhash Ghai's Taal (1999). Four years later, he made his debut as a lead in Ishq Vishk (2003) and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance. Following through with acclaimed performances in films like Fida (2004) and Shikhar (2005), he had his first commercial success with Sooraj R. Barjatya's Vivah (2006), and followed it up with Jab We Met (2007) and Kaminey (2009) which are also his biggest commercial successes so far.

Shahid Kapoor claims himself to be at the threshold of his career and believes that he has a long way to go. He categorizes himself among the latest talents in Bollywood, while he considers Khans’ to be veterans, who are on the verge of their retirement.

On asking about being in the tinsel town for so many years, does he still compare himself with the reigning super Khans’, he quickly replies, “I think I’m at the starting line and Khans have already crossed the finishing one. So, I really find no reason to draw comparisons with veterans like SRK or Salman.”

“If my career has to be compared with anyone, it is the new generation of talent like Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan. I sense a certain amount of competition with them,” he adds.

Shahid also had a take on Khans’ sporting moustache in films. “I think one and all have looked their best while carrying a moustache look. And, I hope I too succeed in creating ripples,” he concludes.