I consider Shahid Kapoor my friend: Pankaj Kapoor

Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor is more of a friend than a son, says veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor, who admits he often takes advice from him.

"I consider Shahid as my friend and there is lot of times I take advice from him, I take suggestions from him because I think you need to be addressed with the latest that is happening," Pankaj told IANS.

"He is a youngster and a very talented boy and a very solid balanced head. So there are lot of time when he comes up with very good suggestions and I am proud of that fact," he added.

Pankaj said he shared a similar relationship with his own father too.

"I had my father as my friend and I feel that my children, actually all the three of them, are friends with me. Obviously, Shahid being the oldest - there is a certain maturity in terms of understanding each other which naturally exists."

Pankaj is now gearing up for the release of his new film, Vishal Bhardwaj`s "Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola". The actor says he shares a comfort level with the director.

"If you get a good script along with a good director, with whom you share a comfort level then that becomes an added advantage. This is what happened with me it was great working with him. There is a level of trust that exists," he added.

"Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola" features Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Arya Babbar and Shabana Azmi and is slated for Jan 11 release.