Shahid is turning director

Mumbai: The tranquil style of Pankaj Kapoor of directing during the shootings for “Mausam” has convinced the director’s son, actor Shahid Kapoor, to take on himself the job of a director. The Bollywood chocolate boy was involved in the process himself, ever since the beginning. Shahid was involved in “Mausam” ever since the film was nothing more than a mere idea, when his father started to write it.

Shahid had a word to say in casting too. Apparently, it was his decision to cast actress Sonam Kapoor in the lead role. Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha were also considered for the film, but both Shahid and his father decided Sonam was a better fit, as the role required a Kashmiri girl.

Rumors are that the actor will not be casting himself in the films he will be directing, as he has learnt that it is best to surrender oneself, as an actor, to the director. Shahid will direct a film next year, and it is already settled that he will be looking for another actor.