Shahid Kapoor's and Kiara Advani's Kabir Singh is refusing to stop at the box office even after a month of its release on June 21. Till Saturday, the film has managed to collect Rs 267.29 crores domestically. Interestingly, Shahid, who has proved his mettle as an actor with films like Kaminey (2009), Haider (2014), Udta Punjab (2016), has been praised heavily for his role in Kabir Singh. Now in an interaction with a leading daily, Shahid credited the audience for bringing out the dramatic best in him. “Honestly speaking, when we talk about Kaminey and Haider, for me, the big difference between them and Kabir Singh is [seeing] the way Indian audiences have evolved. I’ve played complex, edgy and dark characters in the past as well. For instance, Tommy Singh [from Udta Punjab] was really flawed, but the kind of impact those films made were slightly limited,” he said.
Claiming that Indian audience has 'matured a lot, and that too on a wide scale', Shahid told the publication that this is a very encouraging time for creative people. "We have a very intelligent, informed and aware audience, who judge things on merit. So, for me, the entire journey has been amazing,” added the actor. Speaking further about Kabir Singh, Shahid appreciated the quality of the Sandeep Vanga Reddy directorial and said, "I am sure we got something very right with the product that it has had such an impact, and it also continues to connect. It has been several weeks but the kind of response Kabir Singh continues to get is very liberating as an artiste. It means you don't need to feel tied down or bound by norms, restrictions and rules-and-regulations. There are no rules to the game now. If you do something with all your heart and make a film with sincerity, people will see it within that context."
Not to miss, 2019 has seen two of its biggest hits — Uri: The Surgical Strike and Kabir Singh, to which Shahid has an interesting analogy. "While Uri’s leading man is an ideal man, Kabir Singh’s is the opposite. He is the most flawed character that I have ever played," the actor signed off by saying.
(Source: Hindustan Times)