Shahid Kapoor on wife Mira - “I feel happy to have that somebody around me”


Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Mira is in her third trimester of pregnancy and the couple is expecting their first child around September. The ‘Udta Punjab’ actor is in a happy space post marriage and is looking forward to being a father.

Shahid has opened up on how his marriage to Mira changed his life while interacting with the Hindustan Times. The actor said that he has been living alone since the age of 22 and used to feel lonely and longed for a family atmosphere.

He said that it is a good feeling to be around Mira and that she makes him happy. Shahid revealed that earlier, whenever he used to travel to another place, he never got calls or texts asking him about his journey, and this used to make him feel bad.

“Whenever I used to land in any city, I'd never get a message asking me, ‘Have you reached?’ Everybody around me used to get messages from someone or the other. When you live with people in the same house, they keep track of your minute-to-minute movement. But that doesn't happen when you live alone. I always used to think, ‘Yaar, kyun mere se koi yeh poochta nahi hai? (Why does nobody ask me how and where I am?)”

“So, today, I feel happy to have that somebody around me,” Shahid added, smilingly and said that now he gets messeges every time. "Every other second (laughs). But, on a serious note, it's a good feeling," he added.

Shahid indicated that Mira brought stability in his life after years of fun, and the time of his marriage was perfect. "There are times when you should be having fun. But there comes a time when you should have stability in your life. Stability is a long-term requirement. Short-term plans and a few days of flying around (for work) are fun, but eventually, you need that,” he said.

Speaking about the difference in staying with one’s spouse and having parents around he said, “When I used to win an award, of course, my mum (Neelima Azeem) and dad (Pankaj Kapur) were always around, but I didn't have anybody with whom I could share my achievements immediately. Things are different with your parents. I would always think, 'Who do I share my happiness with?'"

Shahid will be next seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Rangoon’ which also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut. The movie is slated to release on Februray 24, 2017, a day ahead of his birthday.

In the meantime, he has taken a break from his work and is spending time with his wife and the mother of his soon-to-be-born child.