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Starting a new chapter in my career with 'Haider': Shraddha

Starting a new chapter in my career with Haider: Shraddha

Bangalore: Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor says being a part of Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming film 'Haider' will open a new chapter in her nascent career because the director has a reputation for making acclaimed movies.

Shraddha, who has given two back-to-back hits like 'Aashiqui 2' and 'Ek Villain', said she feels blessed both her films worked with the audience and hopes to continue the good run with 'Haider'.

"This film is definitely going to add much more to my career. I feel it will open a new chapter in my career. Vishal sir has made some iconic films, which are remembered for performances by established actors. I hope the same happens to me as well," Shraddha told PTI.

'Haider', inspired by William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet, is the third installment of Bhardwaj's trilogy after 'Maqbool' and 'Omkara', which were based on Macbeth and Othello respectively. The film will hit theatres on October 2.

The film stars Shahid Kapoor as Haider and Shraddha plays his tragic lover. The actress said her role in the film was difficult and challenging, but the director made her feel at ease.

"This is my fifth film. The role was difficult and challenging because the character which I am playing is not only of a lover but also a best friend. It was my first intense role and was the most emotional, moving and challenging experience," she said.

"But because of atmosphere on the sets and Vishal sir, everything went smooth. There is so much love coming your way from him... I had to just surrender myself to my director and try my best to give him the best shot. He just makes you feel at ease," Shraddha said, adding she auditioned for the role.

The film adaptation portrays the political intrigue and history of Kashmir and has been primarily shot in the Valley.

When asked how difficult it was to shoot in Kashmir, Shraddha said besides the cold weather, everything was quite enjoyable.

"The only thing difficult shooting in Kashmir was the cold but that also was such an enjoyable experience. When you are in front of the camera, you have no choice but to forget how cold it is. And also when you are shooting at such a stunning place, the cold is something not very consequential," she said.

Shraddha, who is the daughter of Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor, is all praise for her co-star Shahid and said she used to get goosebumps while watching him perform.

"Whenever I have seen him acting, I would get goosebumps. People are really looking forward to his performance. He is one of the finest actors in our country. He is such a big star who can act, which is amazing and he is so talented," Shraddha said.

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