Sandeep Vanga on Kabir Singh: I visited Gaiety & the crowd’s reaction ensured the film will be a massive hit

Kabir Singh starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani was the Hindi remake of Telugu superhit film Arjun Reddy and the film was directed by Sandeep Vanga.
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Kabir Singh released on June 21, 2019 and as we speak, the film is setting the cash registers ringing at the box office, having Rs 307 crores worldwide. As soon as the film hit the screens, while a certain section of the society loved the film and of course, Shahid Kapoor as the angry Kabir, a part of the society blatantly criticised the film for its misogynistic undertones. But clearly, the box office numbers tell a different story and in an interview, Sandeep Vanga, director of the film, opened up on the success of the film and said that he didn’t expect Kabir Singh to perform so well.

“Very frankly, I knew the Hindi version would connect as much with the audience as the Telugu version did. But I never expected Kabir Singh to do so well. Of course, there are speed-breakers, but nothing can take away from the wholehearted love the audience has given us,” says Sandeep Vanga. Since Kabir Singh is the remake of the superhit Telugu film Arjun Reddy, directed by Sandeep Vanga, he says that he is happy that despite so many scenes being identical in both the films, he is happy that he managed to make the remake speak for itself. “I knew it would work, But to this extent? Never!  I thought I had already said what I had to in Arjun Reddy, but I ended up directing the sequel. And in spite of so many scenes being identical in both films, I’ve managed to make the remake dance to its own music,” informed Sandeep.

But what made Sandeep sure that the film is a hit is when he was persuaded to visit Mumbai’s monumental Gaiety-Galaxy twin theatres and when he saw the response in the theatre, he knew this was the audience that made or broke a film. “The crowds were cheering, screaming, jumping on their seats. That’s when I knew Kabir Singh would be as big a success as Arjun Reddy, if not bigger,” said Sandeep. Kabir singh starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani has turned out to be Shahid biggest solo release till date, and after the success of the film, reports suggested that the actor has hiked his fees but he rubbished all such claims.



Your love is so overwhelming words will always fall short. Thank you for understanding him forgiving him and loving him with all your heart. We all fall apart. And we all must strive to rise from our faults. To be better. To be wiser. To be kinder. He is flawed. So are we all. You didn’t judge him you experienced him. You understood him. I have never ever felt so thankful. The most flawed character I have ever played. Has become my most loved. Indeed indian cinema and the audience has come a long way. More power to brave choices. More power to you all for your maturity and humanness. You have given me wings to fly. To not only be burdened by the need to be loved to be a star but to have the courage to be hated in equal measure to be an actor. Here’s to cinema mirroring life. To protagonists who don’t have to be restricted by their goodness and can be human and imperfect. There is perfection in imperfection and that is the beauty and the challenge of this human life. Thank you. Again and again. You all are the heroes of this story.

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