Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is riding high on the success of his recently released film Kabir Singh, has finally come out and spoken about the kind of criticism the film received. He also said that this was for the first time in a long time that reviewers being reviewed by the audiences because of their opinions about the film.
In an interview to Bollywood Hungama, Shahid revealed that the makers wanted the audiences to hate the character. He even justified his character and said that Kabir had only one problem, his anger management.
The Jab We Met actor said, “There is only one problem with Kabir Singh – his anger management. Whether it is his love, his dog, the bai….whenever he loses his temper he messes up. In the first scene itself in the film, the dad says your brother is zero.” Apart from his character, the film got a lot of flak from the reviewers for a scene where Kabir slaps Preeti.
Speaking about it, Shahid said, “If Kabir hadn’t slapped Preeti (Kiara’s character), would everything else that he did be okay? Because he slapped the girl, you feel that is unacceptable and that Kabir Singh is an unacceptable character. We want you to feel this is unacceptable, his behaviour has gone beyond control.”
He also spoke about the word misogyny which was being used often for the film. “This word, misogyny was often used for the film. Misogyny, I think, means prejudice towards women, But Kabir Singh had a problem with everyone. He had a problem with his father, his brother, he abuses everyone. He has a problem with his friends, his principal…just everyone. How does he have a problem towards women? I felt he was behaving badly with everyone.”
Speaking about the section of the reviewers, he said, “You make a film and stop reviewing, start making your own films & we’ll review it.”
Just like his director Sandeep Vanga Reddy in his interview gave an example of Sanju, even Shahid spoke about it too. He said, “I thought why are people being so aggressive. I saw the picture Sanju, I loved the film. He tells a random interviewer that he slept with 310 girls and do not remember the rest. Actors have to be brave to choose character, to be loved for the stardom and hated for the character.”
He further went on to add, “You can walk out saying you hated the guy I would be happy. I don’t have a problem with people saying I don’t like the film. But people started saying if you like this film, you are not a good person. How can you say that? It (the film) got attacked by certain people and was loved by junta on the other hand.”