Shahid Gets Candid About His Character in ‘Kabir Singh’ 

The film received flak for its portrayal of alcohol, drugs, cigarettes etc.

Updated13 May 2019, 02:56 PM IST
Bollywood
2 min read

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is gearing up for Kabir Singh, recently opened up about the film trailer which dropped today. Kabir Singh is a remake of the Telugu film Ajun Reddy and stars Kiara Advani opposite Shahid Kapoor.

Soon after the drop of its trailer, the film received a lot of flak for its excessive use of alcohol, d rugs, cigarettes and foul language. In light of that, Shahid said that the use of alcohol and cigarettes is just to express the pain of the character, and that the audience should not get drawn into it.

“This is a very special film. It is straight from the heart, and I think best films are ones which come straight from the heart. Kabir Singh is an intense and beautiful love story and please don’t get drawn into the fact that there is alcohol, cigarettes and things like that are shown in the film. Sometimes to show the pain a man goes through, you need to use certain things to help the audience understand that and there is a lot of honesty in the film
Shahid Kapoor,  Actor

Many viewers also expressed similarity between the edgy characters of Shahid in both Udta Punjab and Haider. However, he asserted that his Kabir Singh role is "very different from the characters I've played before".

Here’s what else Shahid had to say:

“Everyone thinks it’s a very edgy role and people are drawing parallels to my role of Tommy Singh in Udta Punjab and some portions of Haider. But this is a love story and the insanity is there because of the fact that the man has a broken heart, and there is deep emotion at the heart of this film.”
Shahid Kapoor

Kabir Singh is written and directed by Sandeep Vanga and is jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series. The film will release on 21 June.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Published: 13 May 2019, 01:14 PM IST

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