"I think films like 'Haider' should create a new universe for the entire generation of new actors. I feel very empowered after having done a film like 'Haider',” Shahid said at the red carpet event of Screen Awards.

"I feel that I can do films that I truly believe in and I can do the work that I probably became an actor to do," he added.

Shahid hopes that films like 'Haider' do well at the box office as they are inspirational and fearless.

"So, I hope more films like 'Haider' do well. 'Haider' really isn't individual achievement the idea is to be able to do cinema that is inspiring, that is fearless. I hope more people go out and make films like 'Haider'," he said.

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, 'Haider' was an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film that released on October 2 last year, also starred Shraddha Kapoor.

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