Shahid Kapoor Defends Kabir Singh: ‘No One Brought Up Baazigar When SRK Kills Shilpa, Kabir Singh Ke Peeche Kyun Pade Hain?’

Shahid Kapoor recently opened up about his film Kabir Singh, which emerged as a blockbuster despite being criticized for portraying toxic masculinity. The actor defended Kabir Singh by giving examples of other films that portray controversial scenes and feels like his film is the only one being targeted

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Shahid Kapoor Defends Kabir Singh: ‘No One Brought Up Baazigar When SRK Kills Shilpa, Kabir Singh Ke Peeche Kyun Pade Hain?’
Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh became the highest-grossing Bollywood film and broke all records and went on to become Shahid’s biggest solo hit. Shahid and Kiara were also praised by many for their brilliant performance in the film. While the romantic drama received much appreciation, there was also a section of its viewers who criticized and condemned the film for glorifying toxic masculinity. A lot of celebrities reacted to this and while some supported the film, many were against the portrayal of misogyny and toxic male lead role.

Now, Shahid Kapoor has opened up about his film Kabir Singh at India Today Conclave. The actor defended the film and said, “If you think cinema is an educational institution that you’re taught what you should or should not to do, that’s your choice. Cinema is meant to mirror life. It’s about representing the truth. It’s an adult film, for adults, who can distinguish between right and wrong. Are you telling me that Mr Bachchan is someone who taught people to be a thief? You know you’re going to watch a movie right, it’s fiction right?” Shahid also gave examples of other movies and scenes from those films. He said, “The film is about a flawed character. Preity (Kiara Advani) is a stronger character than Kabir. Kabir doesn’t know how to handle himself. Every Kabir needs a Preity in his life. No one brought up Baazigar, when SRK kills Shilpa Shetty. No one said anything about putting a commode seat on Sonam Kapoor’s neck in Sanju. Sab Kabir Singh ke peeche kyun pade hain?”

Kabir Singh is the Hindi remake of  Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s  hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey. Many celebrities like Taapsee Pannu, Sona Mohapatra, Diljit Dosanjh, Farah Khan voiced their opinions on the film.


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