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'I admire Aamir'

Last updated on: November 20, 2006 14:48 IST

Shahid Kapoor clearly had a blast chatting with Rediff Readers last week, when he talked about his latest film, Vivah.

The actor also gave tips on how to stay fit, and which actor he admires most. He left his favourite costar obviously blank.

For those who missed all the excitement, here's the chat transcript:

Shahid Kapoor says, Good evening everyone, this is Shahid Kapoor here.


Birpal asked, i dont really watch bollywood movies.. but i think you r really good actor..and yea i cant forget to add... you r really cute too
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thank you so much for the praise. Really happy that you like my work. Hope you will enjoy my forthcoming films.


dia asked, hi shahid..how r u doing
Shahid Kapoor answers, Hey doing very well. Thank you for joining in.


suniti asked, hello shahid, I'm ardent fan of yours. u r soooooo sweet. do u live with parents??
Shahid Kapoor answers, No, I stay alone. Thanks for all the sweet words. Hope you will see all my films.


sadia asked, Hi Shahid, you are a good actor, and a greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat dancer. I am a huge fan of yours. Keep up the good work!!!!!!
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thank u so much. Lots of love


Abhishek asked, Hey buddy How r u? Vivaah is a beautiful movie ,and i really enjoyed ur acting in the movie.Plz tell amrita aswell that she was very beautiful in the movie.Keep up the good work man.Gud luck
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thank you so much. Its people like you who inspire us to do better work. I am so happy that you liked the film. will definitely tell Amrita, I am sure she will be very happy. All the best.


trisha04 asked, hiiiiii....i am from canada.......& am a grrrrrrrrr88888888 fan of urs
Shahid Kapoor answers, Woowww...all the way from Canada. Great to hear that people see my films there. You have to promise me to catch all my films. :)


Poonam asked, ok, 4pm IST, then. Oh well, I'm gonna miss it, going out. Shahid, please answer this question though - any chance you're coming to Melbourne, Australia soon? SRK is currently here shooting for Chak De India. Would be nice if you could do a tour "down under".. :-)
Shahid Kapoor answers, Will definitely come some time next year. Have a lot of relatives there too. Thanks for all the love. Cheers and wishing you all the best.


Priyanka asked, Hi Shahid, how r u? r u there? u know u r so cute my younger sis likes u so much.......me too!!!1
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thanks Priyanka. My love to you and your sis.


sweetoo@yahoo.com asked, i loved ur acting in fida it was a verygud movie except the end
Shahid Kapoor answers, Yah i know. Now I am only doing films with happy endings just like Vivah.


bharati.hegde@rediffmail.com asked, What is the story of youe film VIVAH?, is it about marriage realtioships?
Shahid Kapoor answers, The film is based on arranged marriage between a very young couple.


philipbkk asked, hello shahid, prem here from bangkok, loved ur movie ishq-vishq, planning to see vivah...u were great in the first one....best of luck for ur career
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thank you so much all the way in Bangkok. By the way love coming and staying at Amari Water Gate, my favourite hotel in Bangkok.


sudipto asked, hi shahid why dont you believe in arranged marriage?
Shahid Kapoor answers, Of course, I believe in arranged marriage. Whats important is to have a happy marriage whether it is love or arranged. Both are two roads to the same destination.


KareenaKapoor asked, You have already done four films with Amrita. How is she as on co-actor?
Shahid Kapor answers, Very hard working and focussed and most importantly very talented. I am sure she will do very well in the future.


syadav80@rediffmail.com asked, Hi shahid what you do for fit your body can you please give me some tips to reduce weight becoz u r hve a good fit shaped body
Shahid Kapoor answers, I work out six times a week and stay off sweets and fried stuff. Only consistent hardwork can give you a healthy and natural body. So start now buddy. Dont waste any time and I am sure you will be happy with the results.


sexy asked, hi yaar i am from uk.could you tell me who is your favourite co-star?
Shahid Kapoor answers, Obviously....I am sure you know the answer :))


priya456 asked, shahid, as an actor whom do u admire the most???
Shahid Kapoor answers, In India, Aamir Khan, because I think he has the conviction to do different roles and is not scared to experiment.


karena asked, ghar kab aa rahe ho ?
Shahid Kapoor answers, Aap bula hi nahi rahe hai.


Nia asked, Hi Shahid, you were really good in Vivah. I re-lived my days of Maine pyaar kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun. How was it working in film which is not like 20th century?
Shahid Kapoor answers, This is the biggest compliment I have received yet. Thank you so much. Your message really means a lot. As an actor one has to learn to play different roles and you will be surprised how many people actually connect with the film. wishing you all the best.


ayeshaumar asked, You know there are 2 Shahids very popular in Pakistan... one is Shahid Afridi and the other one is you
Shahid Kapoor answers, A big Hi! to all my fans and well wishers in Pakistan. thank you so much for all your love. Hope to come there soon.


alpna asked, can you relate to prem in real life?
Shahid Kapoor answers, Yes of course I can. Every youngster has to find the answers to all his questions about marriage one day. Prem represents all those youngsters and their uncertainities about marriage.


ARPITA KAPOOR asked, HI SHAHID, THANKS FOR COMING AND TALKING TO US..I LIKED DIWANE HUYE PAGAL VERY MUCH..NOT SEEN VIVAH AS YET
Shahid Kapoor answers, thank you so much. You better go and see Vivaah soon. Sincere request, hope you see it and like it. It is a very important film for me.


Jabeen asked, Hey Shahid, loved your latest movie Vivah, a very controlled perfromance from you. What are your upcoming releases? Will you be coming to London anytime soon?
Shahid Kapoor answers, Hey thanks so much. Yes it was my most restrained performance yet. Love London, love coming there. Will definitely be coming some time soon. So happy that you liked my film and my work.


reena asked, hi u n kareena looks fab together i pray u both remain together in ur whole life... God bless u.. U r very gud human being plz remain as always we luv u
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thank you so much for all your love and prayers. Wishing you all the best. Lots of love.


HEMA A asked, YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ON 25 FEB RIGHT
Shahid Kapoor answers, Yes. you got it right.


vijayvbal asked, OK Shahid.How was your experience working with director like Sooraj
Shahid Kapoor answers, He is one of the finest human beings that I have come across. He still approaches every shot like it is his first shot in his first film. Even after so much success his sincerity and simplicity have not gone. That is his greatest ability I have learnt a lot from him.


ILuvYou asked, SO YOUR SURNAME IS STILL KAPuR AND NOT KAPooR? SOME MAGAZINE GAVE AN INTERVIEW OF URS SAYING UR SURNAME WAS ALWAYS KAPoor BUT YOUR FATHER CHANGED IT TO KAPuR FOR GOOD LUCK IN MOVIES [SUPERSTITIONS]...AND THEN U REVERTED BACK TO THE ORIGINAL SPELLING OF KAPooR...WHATS THE TRUTH BEHIND AL THIS?
Shahid Kapoor answers, Oh God now even I am confused about my own surname. Its Shahid Kapoor just to clarify.


zahoor asked, our best for your upcoming films. may you get selected for the best actor awards
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!!


sapang asked, THERE IS SO MUCH COMPETITION FOR BEST ACTOR AWARDS THIS YEAR. IT'S BEEN AN AMAZING YEAR FOR HINDI CINEMA WITH RECORD BREAKING BLOCKBUSTERS BACK-2-BACK....VIVAH BEING THE NEWEST ENTRY INTO THE GREAT GROUP OF AWESOME FILMS THIS YEAR....I HOPE YOU GET NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTOR AT LEAST IF NOT WIN IT
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thank you so much. Aapke muh main ghee shakar.


YUSUF asked, HEY SHAHID HOW U DOING TODAY? I SAW UR MOVIE VIVAH AND IT REALLY ROCKS BUT I REALLY DNT KNOW HOW CAN U RELATE A MOVIE FROM A REAL LIFE....HOW DID U FEEL BEFORE SIGNING THE MOVIE?
Shahid Kapoor answers, For me working with Suraj Barjatya was the biggest thing about doing the film. He helped me understand the character very well and it was his conviction and vision that I followed.


rajshri asked, my daughter wants to marry with u?
Shahid Kapoor answers, We will meet for chai like how I met Poonam in Vivah :))


kunal asked, Hey any plans of doing a negative role?
Shahid Kapoor answers, Definitely would love to do something like that. But it has to be backed by a very strong script. Every negative character that has worked has had a very justified reason for being the way that he is. If I find such a script I will definitely do it.


Shashwat asked, I would like to congratulate you, Amrita, Sooraj Barjatya and the whole team of Vivah for making such a beautiful film.
Shahid Kapoor answers, Thank you so much. It is people like you who give us the conviction to make such films. So happy that you liked it.


Rupali asked, hi shahid what are your future plans in life?
Shahid Kapoor answers, My next release is called Full and Final. Its an action comedy. Hope you like it.


yum786 asked, Hi Shahid Im from the beautiful South Africa and you have a huge fan following here. When are u coming down again.
Shahid Kapoor answers, Always love coming to South Africa. Will definitely come down next year. thank you for all the love.


Shahid Kapoor says, Thank you so much to everybody for logging in. It is this love that gives us the inspiration to do good work. I truly believe I am whatever I am because of all the support from my fans. Wishing you all the very best in life and may all your wishes come true. Lots of love. Hope to catch up with you guys soon again.