Shahid Kapoor is all set to treat his fans this Friday with a new avatar in Kabir Singh. The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial which is the official remake of Telegu superhit Arjun Reddy will see Shahid Kapoor romancing Kiara Advani and later as the brooding, self-destructive, alcoholic surgeon who can't get over heartbreak. Now, addiction is not an alien subject to Shahid after Udta Punjab but Kabir Singh is so much more than just that. In fact, while his look in the film oozes swag and various kinds of sexy, playing Kabir Singh an alcoholic, cocaine-snorting surgeon wasn't easy for Shahid who is a teetotaller.
In fact, in a recent chat, we asked Shahid how he makes it look so convincing and Shahid revealed that he puts in extra efforts to get the whims right since he doesn't smoke or drink. The actor also credited his directors and said, "I depend on my directors for getting the addiction part right." He even spelt out the difference between Kabir and Tommy Singh from Udta Punjab and stated, "Udta Punjab was about the problem of addiction (drug abuse). Here it happens to be how he reacts to heartbreak and to the fact that he is in the self-destructive mode. I don’t want to draw any parallels but he is a complex character, it’s kind of like a very disruptive version of say how the journey of Devdas was."
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When asked about what exactly made him sign Kabir Singh, Shahid revealed, "It’s the journey of Kabir and Preeti. I found it very interesting that the protagonist was a doctor and he was such a crazy guy. I could really relate to his journey because we have all gone through phases in life where we have fallen apart. So, it’s very cathartic to see a journey like that because you feel like I’m not the only one."
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"I’ve gone through phases. I have gone through heartbreak. I have gone through phases where I didn’t feel good about myself. I didn’t care about who I am, where I am, how I’m looking, who is judging me and who’s not. What I love about Kabir is he doesn’t care. When you’ll see the film, you’ll understand that he is not throwing it around," the actor added.
The film is bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Kishan Kumar and Ashwini Varde. The film promises an intense love story between Shahid and Kiara. It will hit the silver screen on June 21. Stay tuned to BL for more updates and scoops!
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