Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh released in 2019 the film braked many records and became a blockbuster at the box office. It became the biggest film of Shahid Kapoor’s career. Shahid did a whole look change for the film, as he was seen playing an aggressive, possessive lover in the film. The film was a Hindi remake of Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun Reddy helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.
As the film completed two years today, Shahid Kapoor went live on Instagram and talked to the fans about the film. Shahid’s performance was appreciated by the audience and the songs were quite hit.
Speaking to his fans, Shahid said, “It’s been my most loved film and one of the most important films of my life, if not the most important. I want to thank my fans for making my most flawed and broken character my most successful character ever.”
The actor also talked about the challenges he faced while adapting the personality of Kabir Singh, compared to the physical aspect.
“I had a hard time while shooting Kabir Singh because I had to play an alcoholic and somebody who is into substance abuse. I had to smoke beedis and I was a father coming back to my kids. It was challenging as there were different looks and headspaces to Kabir Singh. We tend to give importance to physical changes in actors. That’s an easy part to do. The difficult part is to get into the character’s heart and soul and try to understand why they are doing something. To get into the head of a guy who is erratic, aggressive, violent and emotional was challenging,” Shahid said.
When a fan asked him how different he is from the character, he responded, “I am not violent. I can’t straight up go and talk to a girl like Kabir does. That’s not in my personality. I am pretty shy around girls.” However, one thing is common between the two, “He is not social, which I can relate to a certain degree, because I am told I am not social.”
Talking about Vijay Deverakonda’s performance in Arjun Reddy. He said, “I was fascinated by the filmmaker and the fact that someone told a love story which was unconventional. We make more safe love stories about nice people. I found Arjun Reddy raw and real.”
Meanwhile, Shahid will next be seen in Jersey. The film is a remake of Nani’s film with the same name.