Shahid Kapoor on ‘Kabir Singh’ being criticised for use of alcohol & smoking

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Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming film with Kiara Advani – ‘Kabir Singh’ has received criticism for showcasing smoking, drinking alcohol, drug use and foul language.

Reported by New Indian Express, Kapoor responded to critics explaining that the use of the above were necessary to depict the pain of the character, and that audiences shouldn’t get drawn into it.

“This is a very special film. It is straight from the heart, and I think best films are ones which come straight from the heart. ‘Kabir Singh’ is an intense love and beautiful love story and please don’t get drawn into the fact that there is alcohol, cigarettes and things like that are shown in the film. Sometimes to show the pain a man goes through, you need to use certain things to help the audience understand that and there is a lot of honesty in the film,” said Kapoor.

There have also been comparisons made between ‘Kabir Singh’ to Kapoor’s other films ‘Udta Punjab’ (2016) and ‘Haider’ (2014), which the ‘Padmaavat’ (2018) actor disagrees with, “Everyone thinks it a very edgy role and people are drawing parallels to my role of Tommy Singh in ‘Udta Punjab’ and some portions of ‘Haider’. But this is a love story and the insanity is there because of the fact that the man has a broken heart, and there is deep emotion at the heart of this film.”

‘Kabir Singh’ is a Hindi Remake of the Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy’ (2017). Directed by Sandeep Vanga, the film is slated to release on 21st June.

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