Shahid Kapoor’s and Kiara Advani’s latest film Kabir Singh is doing wonders at the box office and was inching closer to the 300 cr mark. The film, while being loved by the masses , has also faced extreme criticism from a certain section of the society. The film, which was released on June 21 was criticized by a lot of people for promoting misogyny and toxic masculinity, with the plot being based on a possessive lover and his violent behavior towards the woman he loves. Critics and even some celebrities reacted to the character and gave it a negative feedback.
Now, after weeks of silence, Shahid Kapoor, who plays the lead role in Kabir Singh has finally opened up about his character in the film. In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama journalist Faridoon Shahryar, the Udta Punjab actor said that it was hypocritical that a rogue character like Kabir Singh gets accepted by the Indian audience in Hollywood films but not in Bollywood. He went on to explain, "If Kabir hadn't slapped Preeti, 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. Kabir Singh is the guy who the film is about and he is the guy who's the problem.”
Shahid Kapoor also explained the reason for his silence for weeks and said that he didn’t do an interview because he felt everyone was very aggressive and he didn’t want to come out attacking anybody.
Recently, Taapsee Pannu also opened up about Kabir Singh and said that it is problematic when you glorify flawed characters and make what they are doing seem heroic. Kabir Singh is the Hindi remake of Sandeep Reddy Vanga-directed Telugu hit filmr Arjun Reddy.
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