Shahid Kapoor is all set to play the titular role in his next, Kabir Singh opposite Kiara Advani. The actor, who was last seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, has transformed himself into a rebel lover to recreate the huge success of the Telugu film it's been made after. Earlier, Shahid Kapoor's look from the movie had leaked on the internet and fan mania was at its peak courtesy the beard. In fact, now, admirers (including us) can hardly contain their excitement as he has surpassed any and every expectation with the trailer of Kabir Singh.
As the trailer begins, we are introduced to "chichora" Kabir Singh, essayed by Shahid Kapoor, who is asking one of his doctor friends about his female patient. Soon, a rugged Kabir puts a handful of ice pieces in his pants in public, and we know that this male protagonist isn't really Bollywood's quintessential ones. We get to know more about Kabir who is self-destructive, violent, stubborn. His alcohol addiction is a major concern for his friends. Then we go a little past in his life and get introduced to his Preeti, his junior in medical college. Played by Kiara Advani, Preeti instantly becomes Kabir's center of the universe, his obsession and the reason behind his destruction. TLDR; the trailer was packed with punches. And needless to say, the internet is impressed. Fans have taken to Twitter to praise Shahid and Kiara's intense chemistry and we feel it. Check out the reactions here.
The film is bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Kishan Kumar and Ashwini Varde. It went on floors on October 21. Earlier in an interview, Shahid had mentioned why he chose to do this film. "I usually don’t watch too many films in Telugu and it surprised me with its tonality, rawness, simplicity and the fact that it was so real and believable. The character is very fascinating for me as an actor because the emotional arc... is very original. I loved it and Vijay Deverakonda, who played Arjun, did it so well," he had said.
In an interview with IANS, Shahid said he realised that remaking a film is a difficult process as one cannot 'copy' the original. "Creating a remake is damn tough. You have loved it for what it was but you can't go out there and copy it. It has to be a rediscovery. The original was 'Arjun Reddy', based in Hyderabad and Bangalore. This is 'Kabir Singh' which is based in Delhi and Mumbai. Maybe Arjun and Kabir are cousins but they are not the same person. My journey is only to find Kabir Singh."
Kabir Singh is the story of a medical student who has anger management issues and after a failed relationship he indulges in alcoholism. 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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