Shahid Kapoor OPENS UP on how he will never behave like his character Kabir Singh in real life

Kabir Singh became actor Shahid Kapoor's highest-grossing film and emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year 2019
Shahid Kapoor OPENS UP on how he will never behave like his character Kabir Singh in real life
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Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani are currently riding high on the success of their recent release Kabir Singh. Written and directed by Sandeep Vanga, it is the remake of hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy, which follows the life of an alcoholic surgeon who goes on a self-destructive path after his lover Preeti marries someone else. While Shahid was praised for his intense performance, the film received mixed reviews with some criticising it for glamorising misogyny and toxic masculinity.

In a recent interview, Shahid opened up about playing a character who is very different from him. He shared, “In real life, I could never be like Kabir Singh in any possible way. The challenge therefore was to find those grey strands in the personality, take a magnifying glass to enlarge them and bring them to life on screen. Those elements were also in the original Telugu film, Arjun Reddy, and that’s why I insisted that the same director be retained for the Hindi remake.”

The Jab We Met actor went on to add, “My drug addict character of Tommy Singh in Udta Punjab was also quite deplorable. I feel that people should walk out of the hall loving a performance, not the character. One needs to, therefore, make bold choices," he said, adding, "For a star who is otherwise liked and loved, it’s a big thing if people watch a character on screen and wonder what the hell he is doing. It’s a huge compliment for me if people disliked Kabir Singh. To be able to lead people into a willing suspension of belief is the biggest victory for a film.”

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