Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh, was a massive success at the box office and collected more than Rs 270 crore net, thereby becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2019. The film was highly praised by the masses and both Shahid and Kiara’s performance in the film was lauded. Given that it was the most anticipated film this year, its success seemed very likely right from the beginning. The film, which was a Hindi remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy, was written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. After its release, the film faced a lot of criticism by a certain section of the audience for glorifying misogyny and toxic masculinity.
Various celebrities had a lot to say about the controversial film and voiced their opinion on Kabir Singh. Shahid Kapoor broke his silence weeks after its release and explained his point of view too. Now, in a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Farah Khan has opened up about the controversial film. She began by saying that every person with a phone these days is a critic as random people give their own critical analysis which talks nothing about how the film was shot or how the direction was. She goes on to address all the criticism received by Kabir Singh and says, “ Like I was talking to Shahid Kapoor. His film Kabir Singh has done so well. But because it got criticized so badly, I just feel that if he is going to win some award for it, then the organisers might have second thoughts looking at the barrage of criticism that the film got.”
On being asked whether all the criticism really matters, Farah said that it does matter to the one who made the movie. She said that when a film receives harsh reviews, people are not willing to see the business of the film and can affect the person who made the film.
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