Kabir Singh: Guess who convinced Shahid Kapoor to take up the role
Despite all the flak, Kabir Singh has managed to roar at the box office.
Shahid Kapoor’s latest outing, Kabir Singh, just hit the theatres and has got the entire nation talking. The film has sparked criticisms due to its alleged portrayal of ‘misogyny’ and ‘toxic masculinity’ and multiple fans and critics have taken to social media to bash the film. Despite all the flak, the film has managed to mint fabulously at the box office. However, it turns out that the film was not Shahid’s sole decision. There’s someone else who made him say yes to the role!
It’s Shahid’s wife Mira Rajput, who convinced the actor to give a nod to the role. The Batti Gul Meter Chalu actor recently opened up about it in a media interaction and shared that Mira felt the character of Arjun Reddy had potential. “She was always very optimistic and believed that this is a character I should have in my filmography. We had watched Arjun Reddy together and she loved the director's (Sandeep Reddy Vanga) work and felt that the character had potential. And if we were able to get it right, it'd be a very special character in my life. So, Mira was very happy when she watched the film,” he said.
A still from Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh
The film sees Shahid playing a surgeon who turns alcoholic and drug addict after his lady-love gets married to another man. The film, after successfully placing itself in the Rs 200-crore club, is now slowly inching to make Rs 250 crore. An ‘overwhelmed and thankful’ Shahid, commented on the audience’s response and said, “There's no better feeling than getting the love for a film, and a character, which is extremely flawed and probably one of the most dangerous characters to play for an actor since he is nothing like me. He isn't necessarily a character who you would love. But the success and the fact that the film has touched a chord with the audience goes on to show the moviegoers' maturity.”Read More