Shahid Kapoor shares his experience, says that he has gone through his share of "intense self-destruction" after a heartbreak and one way of getting over such negative emotions for him was to channelize them into his performances. In his upcoming flick ,Kabir Singh, Shahid plays a surgeon who descends into self-destruction after a heartbreak. "I've had my very intense, self-destructive, heartbreak, angsty moments, where I've not been in control," Shahid told PTI. Describing Kabir Singh as a point of time in everyone's life, the actor says some people are "very explosive about how they're feeling, while others keep it within."
"But that feeling of falling apart, of self-destruction for not being able to deal with loss... Only from great love can come great anger. He is a phase in everyone's life and that's how I connected with the character."Shahid says as an actor, it is important for him to channelize negative emotions, including heartbreak. "You have to channelize all kinds of negative emotions and turn them into positive, otherwise they can take you down, heartbreak being one of them. You've to learn to channelize these energies, if you can't, you become Kabir Singh!"
The versatile actor says everybody breaks at some point in life but it's one's call to choose that to "define that moment as your permanent reality.""The worst thing to do is to delve in self-pity because it keeps you in a place way longer than you need to be. The first thing I do is to try and run away from it. I don't like to indulge in self-pity, it's very dangerous."
While the 38-year-old is not playing a dark character for the first time, Kabir Singh is an obviously flawed man, the one with anger and territorial issues. When asked how does he get into the skin of such a character like him, Shahid says, "by not judging him."
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