Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh Inspires Jaipur Teens To Tamper With Their Aadhar Card To Watch The Film

There’s massive craze for Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh. So much so that a few youngsters from Jaipur who wanted to watch the A-rated film are editing their age details on Aadhar card

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Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh Inspires Jaipur Teens To Tamper With Their Aadhar Card To Watch The Film
Shahid Kapoor, who has inspired many by his various performances, is loved by fans all over. As a film, Kabir Singh has been unstoppable at the box-office with its high numbers. The massive craze for the film is so much so that, youngsters are editing their age details on Aadhar card to watch the A-rated film.

Shahid Kapoor’s film Kabir Singh has been in tabloids after the release of the trailer of the film. The role has been a boon as well as a blessing for the actor. Misusing technology and its benefits, teenagers in Jaipur have been found faking their age on their Aadhar cards just to watch the A-rated Bollywood film. The film has been a massive hit since it’s release and it's still making the numbers, though its A certified. Due to certain scenes, the A certificate to the film was given by the censor board. Given its adult certification, those of below the age of 18 years cannot watch the film. That's hardly a problem though. "My friends and I clicked pictures of our Aadhar Cards and edited them on a mobile app to change my date of birth. No one stopped us at the theatre entrance and we managed to watch the film," Aakash (name changed) told IANS.

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Another student Yuvraaj (name changed) said: "We booked bulk tickets through BookMyShow and surprisingly no one asked about our age or identity proof."

"The guards at the cinema hall did stop us but our school friends had already told us how to overcome the hurdle. So we clicked pictures of our Aadhar Cards on our smartphones, changed the date of birth and became adults in minutes," he added.

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An official from ticket booking website BookmyShow said: "A pop-up appears on our site while booking tickets which says that under people 18 cannot watch an A-rated film. But people ignore this pop-up and book the tickets. As this is an online transaction, we don't ask for their ID proofs, which are checked at the entrance of the cinema hall."

Rajeev Patni, VP-Operations, INOX Leisure Limited admitted that the multiplex chain was facing a challenge with "Kabeer Singh", for which teenagers were coming in large numbers. "However they are being turned away by our staff handling the situation politely," he added.

Patni told IANS: "We follow stringent ticketing guidelines while screening of A-rated movies. When guests enquire about such movies at the box-office, they are clearly informed about the age restriction."


"We also put a red stamp of letter ‘A' on the ticket. During online booking, our website clearly informs the guests about the age restriction beforehand.

"The spectators are also checked at the theatre entrance and not allowed inside if the age below 18. Youngsters who come with their family are politely refuse entry," Patni added.

According to Psychologist Dr. Anamika Paprilwal: "The film shows the over possessiveness of the Kabir Singh, the protagonist, which is being admired by the youth."


Paprilwal said, she herself spoke to many youngsters who came out after watching the film. "They said it was a film to be watched without applying the brain and forgotten once it was over.

"'We will lose our way if we bring it into our lives,' they told me. Hope the youngsters realise the negative impact of needless glorification of wrong ideas on immature minds and they mean what they say," she added.


Image Source: Instagram/shahidkapoor

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