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Shahid Kapoor along with Kiara Advani and the makers of the film 'Kabir Singh' released the official trailer on May 13. From an alcoholic, a drug addict and a mad lover — Shahid Kapoor's character Dr Kabir Rajveer Singh is an intense and emotionally packed role.
'Kabir Singh', which is a remake of the Telugu hit film 'Arjun Reddy', directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, revolves around Shahid Kapoor's character who is on a path of self-destruction and is trying to forget his love Preeti played by Kiara Advani. From romantic to some intense scenes, Kabir and Preeti go through massive ups and downs in their relationship, as shown in the trailer. So, on the basis of that, during the trailer launch a reporter asked Kiara Advani, 'How many kissing scenes are there in the film?'
While the crowd burst out laughing, Kiara told him, 'I haven't counted. You will have to watch the film for that on June 21.' And immediately Shahid supported Kiara and said, 'Usi ka paisa hai' [sic] And everyone in the audience started laughing post this.
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Talking about the film, Shahid Kapoor further said: "To me, watching a film like 'Kabir Singh' will help understand that when you allow yourself to be affected by those things, it can take you on the path of destruction. It can warn you from going in that route. For people who might've been there, it can be therapeutic. Cinema acts as a medicine. If you see something you relate to, it helps you have catharsis of sorts."
He further added: "It makes you honestly go through that journey of a man, without trying to sugar coat it, because then that's being manipulative. Sandeep has made an honest film and people should watch it knowing that. If people only want to come and see people going 'hey hey ha ha' then cinema won't go far. We need to be able to make real films."
Actor Shahid Kapoor is hopeful that his film "Kabir Singh", which chronicles the life of a self-destructive surgeon, gets a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
The remake of hit Telugu film "Arjun Reddy", the film chronicles a surgeon who goes berserk after his ex-lover marries someone else.
"We are hoping to get a 'U/A' certificate. We don't know if we will or not. We believe there is no reason for us not to get a 'U/A' certificate. I think it is important that today we are able to tell stories honestly, without sugar-coating them," Shahid told reporters.
"The audience is mature enough to understand that. I think the censor board should also pay heed to that. There is nothing that is off putting in this film, it is an honest depiction," he added.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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