Shahid Kapoor is celebrating the massive success of Kabir Singh, which was released on 20th June 2019, and is still performing very well at the box office. The film, despite being a remake of blockbuster Telugu film Arjun Reddy, has already passed the INR 250 crore mark. Given the huge box office success and social media reactions, many people have clearly loved Shahid’s portrayal of the angry and intense Kabir Singh. However, the film has also been in the middle of controversies as several people have perceived it as misogynistic.
In the film, Shahid plays a brilliant surgeon, who becomes a drug addict and an alcoholic and drug addict when the love of his life (Kiara Advani), a junior from his medical school, leaves him.
The film’s director, Sandeep Vanga, is also being heavily criticised for his recent interview where he said it was okay for a man to hit a woman, and that this shows love and emotion. Sandeep has been defending himself since then, saying that he was misquoted.
However, Shahid Kapoor does not appear to be affected by these controversies as the film has become the biggest solo hit of his career. When the film crossed the INR 250 crore mark, the actor wrote an emotional note on social media thanking his fans for appreciating his portrayal of the most flawed character of his life.
In a recent interview, Shahid also shared how it was actually his wife Mira Rajput who encouraged him to take up the role. He said, “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 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.”
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