Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming film Kabir Singh casts him as a medical student with severe anger management issues and the actor, while speaking about his role to a leading daily, said that it wasn’t easy for him to “internalise” the rage.
"We are trying to make it raw. The role required latent rage as the protagonist is full of angst. It wasn't easy to internalise that rage,” Shahid told the daily.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Kabir Singh is a remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy, starring Vijay Deverakonda. Speaking about the Telugu film, Shahid said, "Vijay Deverakonda was spectacular in the film. If you ask me, Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy are cousins; they are not the same person.”
However, Shahid added that the makers of Kabir Singh have tried to do “something different” with the film. "We have tried to do something different because it's important to rediscover the journey of the character. We shifted the milieu to Delhi and Mumbai; so, by extension, his family and upbringing has changed. But we have retained the fundamental energy of the character,” Shahid added.
Shahid garnered a whole lot of praise for his role in Kabir Singh after the teaser of the film released earlier in April but the best compliment for the actor came from Prabhas, as the south superstar congratulated Shahid and said that the teaser “looked better than the original.”
Speaking of it, Shahid told the daily, "We share a hairstylist, Aalim (Hakim). They were talking about the teaser, and the next thing you know, he called to congratulate me. The 10-minute chat left me overwhelmed."
Kabir Singh co-stars Kiara Advani and is scheduled to release on June 21.