Shahid Kapoor has come out in the open to talk about the mixed reactions that his movie Kabir Singh with Kiara Advani, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga experienced. He also said that a rough and tough character like Kabir Singh gets accepted from Hollywood but is heavily judged in Bollywood. He also stated reasons on why he didn’t do interviews since the past 5 weeks post the release of the movie.
In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama journalist, Faridoon Shahryar Shahid said “The reason I didn’t do an interview is that I felt everyone was very aggressive. And I didn’t think it was healthy. I didn’t want to come out attacking anybody. I didn’t want to come out defending a film. I wanted to speak about a film like a film should be spoken about.”
He further added,”It’s interesting to see people, who make weekend conversation over it, seem to feel so much more of a sense of ownership on the film than those people who actually spent a year making it,” Shahid Kapoor added.
He further revealed about the myths that came across that a hero and a villain need a certain projection. The actor said,” Heroes and villains used to be a think of the past. It is all about the protagonist and antagonist in the current generation. In Kabir Singh, the antagonist is Kabir Singh himself. He is his own problem. The one problem he has is anger management. When he gets angry, he messes everything up. Whether it is his girlfriend, family, career, bai [maid], dog or himself, he messes it all up when he loses his temper. It is interesting that the film shows that one thing in extreme can take you down to zero. That’s what the protagonist’s father says in the first line of the film too that ‘your brother is as good as zero’! That’s where the film stars from.”
When asked about whether what Kabir did in the movie, besides slapping Pretti was acceptable or no he said, “So do you think besides slapping Preeti [Kiara Advani] in the film, everything else that Kabir Singh did is acceptable? If it is yes, then let me tell you that, that’s what we want! We want people to think that it is unacceptable and that they do not agree with Kabir Singh. That’s why the entire second half is all about his downfall.” When he was quizzed about people who think that he didn’t suffer enough, Shahid replied, “Who is anybody to decide that? Lot, less, more, that’s a point of view. Many would feel that he should suffer more and if you feel that way, then make a film on it. And we will get a chance to review it. ”