MUMBAI: Shahid Kapoor’s career is rising these days rapidly. After a giving low performance in films between 2009 and 2013, the Bollywood actor came back on track with the movie like R… Rajkumar and blockbuster Haider in 2014.
This year, he is coming with a bang as a rock star Tommy Singh in Abhishek Chaubey’s forthcoming film Udta Punjab and says he is “enjoying” this phase of life.
Now-a-day his fellow Bollywood celebrities have been appreciating his work specially after the release of the trailer of Udta Punjab. In the new film also stars Alia Bhatt as a Bihari labourer, Kareena Kapoor as a doctor fighting against illegal drug transport and Diljit Dosanjh as a cop.
Udta Punjab film revolves around substance abuse in the Indian state of Punjab — Shahid will be authenticating the effects of drug and alcohol addiction. In real life, however, the 35-year-old refrains from consuming either of the substances due to his religious beliefs. Through Tommy, I have explored a new space in my journey as an actor, Shahid Kapoor said, in a statement.
I am enjoying this phase of my career; wherein I can play a varied set of characters that are all extremely interesting, he added.
It highlights the issue of rampant substance abuse among the youth and is slated for release on June 17.