Arjun Reddy has become Kabir Singh, but can Shahid Kapoor follow in the footsteps of Vijay Deverakonda in earning unanimous acclaim? If the initial responses are anything to go by, the ‘Haider’ star has surely charmed all and sundry. First and foremost, the privileged ones, the celebrities who got to see the intense love story a few hours before the others, absolutely loved the movie, its story, the lead actors and everything else. Ishaan Khatter, Karan Johar, Neha Dhupia, Manish Malhotra Ram Madhvani, Nikkhil Advani, Jaaved Jaaferi, Jackky Bhagnani, Milap Zaveri, Harleen Sethi, were among those who couldn’t get enough of the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial.
Karan Johar was the most effusive of the lot and wrote a lengthy note; the last he’d done so was for ‘Gully Boy.’ The director shared that the movie will leave one 'reckless in emotion’ and even termed it as a ‘modern Ode to Devdas’ that would leave one ‘spellbound!’ The filmmaker also praised Shahid’s ‘genius portrayal of KABIR SINGH!’ and Kiara’s ‘vulnerability and silences’ that 'win the heart and soul.' He also termed the director as a ‘master storyteller’, while concluding his review by terming it as a ‘massive hit.’
Ishaan felt his half brother’s film will ‘blow’ everyone’s minds and that words fell short of what he was feeling after watching the movie.
While sharing how the movie ‘ripped’ their heart out, ‘blew’ their mind away, the celebrities called Shahid’s act a ‘career defining performance’ that ‘pushed the envelope’ while Kiara was praised with adjectives like ‘mesmerising’, ‘magnificent’ and ‘flawless’. Here's what the celebs wrote:
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