The Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh has been soaring high at the box office despite being criticised for its reported portrayal of toxic masculinity and violent abuse. As curiosity kills the cat, teenagers in Jaipur are eager to know what the movie entails that it has been slammed by critics and moviegoers. In a surprising development, a group of youngsters have been found faking their age on the Aadhar Cards (National Identity Card) only so they are able to watch the A-rated Bollywood flick. Given its adult rating, Kabir Singh is forbidden to be watched by those under the age of 18. However, rebellious teens have opted for the illegal route in order to have their desires of watching the film met.
"My friends and I clicked pictures of our Aadhar Cards and edited them on a mobile app to change my date of birth. No one stopped us at the theatre entrance and we managed to watch the film," one teenager informed a trade source. Requesting anonymity, another student added, "We booked bulk tickets through BookMyShow and surprisingly no one asked about our age or identity proof."
And it seems as though the children mastered the art within days. "The guards at the cinema hall did stop us but our school friends had already told us how to overcome the hurdle,” the teenager quipped. “So we clicked pictures of our Aadhar Cards on our smartphones, changed the date of birth and became adults within minutes.” An official from the ticket booking website said, "A pop-up appears on our site while booking tickets which says that under people 18 cannot watch an A-rated film. But people ignore this pop-up and book the tickets. As this is an online transaction, so we don't ask for their ID proofs, which are checked at the entrance of the cinema hall." Rajeev Patni of INOX Leisure Limited admitted that the multiplex chain was facing a challenge with ‘Kabir Singh’, for which teenagers were coming in large numbers. "However they are being turned away by our staff handling the situation politely," he informed.
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