'I Want to Be Around Mira During Her Pregnancy. This is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity, Or Twice Maybe!': Shahid Kapoor
Aww...Did the actor just admit that he wants another child?
Shahid Kapoor realises that all things are temporary in this world, even his enormous success as a film star. As someone who steers clear of any kind of intoxication, that includes the high from adulation of people, he says in a recent interview with a leading daily, "I am not a newcomer in this industry. I have been here for 13 years and have come to realise that everything is temporary. This fame and adulation gives you an artificial high and if you take it too seriously, you are bound to be doomed. When you continue being successful for a longer period of time, it starts altering your personality, even against your will. This is the biggest sacrifice that you have to make in exchange of fame; one tends to lose one's soul. I have walked that line and thankfully, come out of that phase. Now, I choose not to run after work, fame or success. If you choose to be who you are, stand by your own self and be convinced of your decisions, fame will come looking for you. Even now, sometimes, I have to keep correcting myself, reminding myself how not to get lost. It is very easy to lose perspective in this madness."
The actor admits that he is waiting to take a full-fledged paternity leave after his next film Rangoon, as both he and wife Mira wait eagerly to welcome their first child. "I will be unemployed," he says, laughing in an article in Mid Day. "Both these films are strong. I am waiting to like something and I should be able to make a decision soon. Also, I want to be around Mira during her pregnancy. This is my once in a lifetime opportunity or twice in a lifetime opportunity, maybe (laughs). I am taking a full-fledged paternity leave. I was almost 14 when my brother (Ishaan) was born. I was grown up enough to know what my mother went through during her pregnancy. So, I want to be around Mira."