'Jab We Met' is a very contemporary film: Shahid Kapur

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Mumbai, Oct 25 (UNI) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapur says that his forthcoming film ''Jab We Met'' is a very comtemporary film and he agreed to do it because the script was appealing besides getting a chance to work with Kareena Kapoor in a romantic film for the first time.

Refusing to speak on the rumoured split with his long time girl friend actress Kareena Kapoor, Shahid said he would want to focus on the film which releases this week and his performance.

Talking to reporters here, Shahid said ''Jab We Met'' directed by Imtiaz Ali, was about about two strangers, completely opposite each other in terms of temperament, behavior and how they were thrown towards each other in different situations that take them to various places.

It is a beautiful story about life, travel, very young and fresh and a magical journey of two extremely different people who meet while travelling and how their life unfolds, Shahid said.

Speaking about his role, Shahid said he played Aditya, a rich industrialist, who is a broken man. He is depressed and life has become a burden for him so he is running away from everything, wanting to be alone. He meets Geet (Kareena) who is a complete chatterbox, talking all the time, full of life and excitement, totally in contrast to the emotions he's going through.

''My role is completely different as I'm seen portraying subdued emotions,'' the young actor said.

According to him, ''Jab We Met'' is a film about today and being 26 years old myself I think this film is quite relatable in its context. The situations, dialogues are quite contemporary and realistic.

Recalling his memorable experiences while shooting of the film, Shahid recalled, ''Once during the shoot my dad (noted actor Pankaj Kapur) came to meet me in Khandala and due to that I became so nervous I just couldn't do my scenes. Then I had to ask him to go away for some time saying I would meet him later. We travelled to so many places in India, exotic far off places that each place had its own memories attached.'' ''The USP is that 'Jab We Met' is a story of today's times. We all have traveled to different places sometime in life and the unique factor of the film is that it shows a magical and romantic journey of two diametrically opposite people, which can happen to anyone,'' he said.

Being a travel film, we took the theme quite literally, Shahid said. ''We visited places all over India such as Nabha, Punjab, Manali, Rajasthan, Mandava, Rohtang Pass, Khandala, Bhatinda and so many other areas. From sub-zero temperature places like Rohtang Pass to extremely hot places like Rajasthan each place was a fabulous experience.'' Shahid said he adores Aamir Khan. ''The way he conducts himself in life and work really inspires me and I really hope one day I can achieve even half of what he has achieved. He is one of the best we have today.'' Shahid's last release was Sooraj Barjatya's 'Vivah' in 2006.


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