Shahid Kapoor Weighs In On Kabir Singh Getting Compared to Devdas
Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh has released and his fans were ecstatic. The reviews are rolling in and Shahid Kapoor’s first remake is being compared to Devdas!
All hail Shahid Kapoor for his stellar performance in Kabir Singh, and if you haven’t seen it then you need to get your tickets pronto! The much awaited Shahid Kapoor starrer left fans in a frenzy following its release on Thursday and the film fraternity was all praise for the actor. Kabir Singh is the official remake of the 2017 Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy in which Shahid Kapoor essays the role of a ruthless and self-destructive lover. Writer-Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga brings to our screens an intense love story that starts when Kabir Singh falls in love at first sight with his junior. Those who have seen the film have been left so impressed by his performance and referred to him as ‘Modern Day Devdas’.
Amid film promotions, appearances and interviews, Shahid Kapoor took part in a press meet. When he was asked to to comment on the comparisons, he said, “I'll take that as a compliment because Devdas is a classic film, which is the story of a self-destructive man, as the hero was mad about his love. So yes, if you look at it in a generic way, you can draw some parallels. I think the character of Kabir in the film loves with full passion and when his heart breaks, he feels lost and becomes self-destructive. It is difficult to hate the girl but yes, I think he starts hating himself.”
When asked about the remake of the old classic, he said "I don't usually do remakes. Kabir Singh is the first remake of my career. We see films through box office number, like this film earned a lot toh remake karlo. But for Kabir Singh, I heard that people loved it a lot. Many people came and told me that they were really affected by the film, it was one of their favourite films and when I saw it, I felt the same."
Kabir Singh is the first time Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani will be seen on -screen together. The film is helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who also helmed the original.