When asked about their modern family and how they have managed to be one big happy family despite their parents’ separation and second marriages, Shahid said it was actually him who pestered his mother for a brother. “When my mom got married for the second time she was pretty clear she didn’t want a second baby because she felt like, you know, it was pretty late, she got married in her early 30s. I kept pestering her saying that it is not fair, I deserve a sibling. And she literally had Ishaan for me. I begged her for two or three years. And finally she gave in and said ‘Alright, I am gonna have one,” he said.
On the latest episode of Koffee With Karan, filmmaker and host Karan Johar welcome the handsome duo of Bollywood brothers Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter. Throughout the show, they had each other’s backs and only good things to say.
As they took their seats, Shahid mentioned how proud he felt about coming to the show with his half-brother. Ishaan said Shahid is more proud of him for appearing on Karan’s show then he is at his movie screenings.
Talking about what the family has been through over the years, Shahid said he has learnt from all the experiences and they have made him who he is. “I think eventually it is about love, it is about togetherness, it is about forgiving, it’s about learning to move on and it’s about learning to prioritize the fact that you eventually have to be together,” he said. Shahid and his father, Pankaj Kapoor have also grown closer over the years. He celebrated Lohri on Sunday at Shahid’s home with his granddaughter Misha. Shahid’s wife Mira Rajput shared the pictures on Instagram on Sunday.
Karan then asked Shahid about Padmaavat, the biggest hit of his career starting Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Karan asked them if there were tensions between him and other actors on the film. “It’s really a big film and the stakes were very high for everybody. So everybody wanted to have their A-game on. Everybody was doing everything it takes to kind of be in the centre of the limelight. I’m sure everybody felt a bit threatened by each other at some level, it’s natural,” he said.
He also added that there is no friendship with the film’s team anymore because there was none to begin with. “My relationship status with most of the industry is zilch. Honestly, Deepika, Ranveer and Sanjay sir never became a part of my friend circle as such. I think it was more a professional thing. And it’s not the status was different and it’s changed in any manner. We connected when we were working and now we don’t have any connection,” he said.
His marriage advice to Ranveer was to love Deepika as much as Rana Rawal Ratan Singh loved Padmavati and to Nick Jonas, “Never back down, you are with the original Desi Girl.”