In an interview with Bollywood Spy, Shahid said, “The Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada audience should also watch Hindi films just as how the Hindi audience has accepted your films with an open heart, you all should also accept our films. Only then the cinema will grow, the audience should be open, and there should be acceptance from every quarters.”
Cting the recently concluded season of the Indian Premiere League as an analogy, Shahid added, “I feel everybody should work with everybody because when you watch the IPL, as an example, there is a team from every state. There are also fifteen extra players sitting on the bench and waiting, and players are being prepared that way. So, when the Indian team is being made, you must have seen now how there is an India A squad and India B squad. Why do we have that? We had the power to go to the B squad also because we have so many good players. That only happens because everybody is coming together to add more value, so films should also be like that, everybody should come together to add more value so more people go to the theatres. But everybody should have the same attitude”
Shahid also compared Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s RRR and Yash’s KGF: Chapter 1 and 2 with the action films of Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.
Shahid said, “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our filmmakers were not able to shoot abroad for their big-scale action films, therefore such films were not released for some time… But otherwise, from Hindi cinema’s standpoint of action films, our biggest superstars, whether it is Salman Khan or Akshay Kumar, or whether it is Aamir Khan in Ghajini, I think we have made very good action films. Hrithik Roshan is very, very good in action, War was fantastic.
Shahid’s Bloody Daddy, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, also stars Sanjay Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal and Diana Penty.