It has been one month since Kabir Singh, starring Shahid Kapoor in the titular role, released at the box office and became an instant success. The movie, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, has emerged as the biggest Bollywood blockbuster of 2019, despite criticism and controversy over its depiction of toxic masculinity and misogynistic moments. The movie has approximately collected INR 267.29 crore in India and there are predictions that it may enter the 300 crore club in the upcoming weeks. While Shahid Kapoor has received most of the audience’s love for his portrayal of a flawed character, its lead actress Kiara Advani has also been noticed in her role as the demure Preeti. The actress took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the movie, one month after its release.
Sharing an image from Kabir Singh, she first thanked the film’s team and audience for the movie’s success and then wrote about her character: “A year ago I stepped into the shoes of Preeti, shy, demure, and basically the complete opposite of me. But I also saw her strength, conviction, her love and her passion and couldn’t help but feel for the love story that you all rooted for with me.”
Talking about Shahid Kapoor, Kiara wrote, “my costar, confidant and friend through this journey who completed and made this story so real and believable.” She also praised the director Sandeep, saying, “His conviction to stay true to his story and make it so unapologetically, his passion for films, his craziness and honesty gave us the opportunity to play characters that were flawed, imperfect and so real that you can’t stop yourself from feeling for them.” The actress further thanked the producers, the music director and all the crew members involved in the making of the movie, and again mentioned the audience “loving, accepting and rooting for this love story”. The actress will next be seen in Good News, Laxmmi Bomb, Shershaah and Indoo Ki Jawani.