He is a very good human being and will not harm a thing. He is quiet, someone who internalises all his processes, not a guy to come and announce to the world how he is feeling, whether he is happy or sad. He cares deeply, says very little, backs his feelings with action more than words. A man of huge integrity, a man not fearful of making hard calls. He is a brave kid. Since his childhood, he was a kid who always wanted to win. I think acting has given him a mask that he can hide behind. Despite who he has become today, no one really knows who he is. And it's beautiful as all that angst and energy in him is hidden behind that mask and at least he knows a way of addressing the world and coming face to face with it. Deep down, he is a very different man. He takes his legacy very seriously. He is this boy of Bollywood, the grandson of Raj Kapoor, son of Rishi Kapoor. He may not agree to the pressure, but it's a pressure he lives with and has learnt to mask. In Saawariya, he relied less on instinct and more on preparation. He knew that the world would be there to grab him, pull him down if they have to, so he came polished. Sanjay Leela Bhansali moulded him very well for his first movie and said, 'Just go and express yourself.' And that's what he did. Today, he has no sense of fear inside of himself.

Vikramjit Singh
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