The actor is now being asked on how he got into the skin of his character, so much so that while he was in a meeting at a suburban five- star, a hotel guest disturbed the meeting to tell him how much he loved the trailer. Even his neighbours have been telling him about the trailer and how they are looking forward to the film. This has been encouraging Shahid, but the most important ones come from his father Pankaj Kapoor, who said, "Haider is real, touching and explosive. I have not seen Shakespeare's Hamlet interpreted the way Vishal has in Haider. I am proud of Shahid's performance in it."
Haider starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu Hashmi and Kay Kay Menon, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, produced under the banner of UTV motion picture is slated for 2nd october 2014 release.