Shahid Kapoor Responds to Criticism on Kabir Singh: The Larger Picture is Important
Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani's film Kabir Singh came under a lot of heat for being misogynistic and violent but here is what the Padmaavat actor had to say about the backlash
Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh has been making headlines and without a doubt has become talk of the town. Within a week of its release, the box office figures went soaring and just recently the film crossed Rs100 crores. Shahid Kapoor celebrated its success with his wife Mira Rajput and Ishaan Khatter. However, the film has also been embroiled in controversy and criticized for for its violent approach towards women and ingrained toxic masculinity. While Shahid Kapoor earlier remained mum on the matter, he has finally spoken up and lets fans in on what he really thinks about the film.
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In a recent interview with an online portal, the Padmaavat actor was questioned about the criticism and what he thought about critics’ views. The actor clarified that the comments and reviews don’t affect him and that he always focuses on the bigger picture. He went on to mention that he has been in the industry for over 15 years and has a wide variety of films and roles under his belt; hence this doesn’t bother him at all. He was also certain that when audiences see the bigger picture, everything will be fine.
“I don't get affected by ek-dedh mahine ke liye ye jo comments aate hai; that is not important. Everything will find its meaning, once people will see it in totality. Jab aap shuru mai aate ho to aapke har performance pe sochte ho abhi log kya bolenge.( At the start of your career, you are bothered about what people will think about your performances.) I have been doing this for 15-16 years now. I have done about 30 films. For me, now it is about putting a body of work behind, so that when people see that, they see a variety of work. The larger picture is important,” he said.
Many celebrities and members of the film fraternity have been all praise for Shahid Kapoor and the film. Recently, Ishaan Khatter too, took to social media and shared an emotional message for his brother. The Sandeep Vanga directorial is the remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, which narrates the story of a hot-headed surgeon who loses control when his lover leaves him. Kabir Singh has managed to make numbers soar at the box office and is inching closer to the Rs106 crore mark.