Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh gets an A certificate
Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh has been awarded an A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), with a few changes. It is an official remake of Telugu hit film Arjun Reddy, starring Vijay Devarakonda.
Kabir Singh film also stars Kiara Advani in the lead role, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and is ready to hit theatres on June 21.
CBFC has sought changes in a scene where a character will be seen snorting drugs, it has been changed from front side to side angle shot. The CBFC also muted cuss words.
In an press release by PTI, Shahid kapoor stated that “Nobody else had the guts to play these characters. Maybe because I am my father’s (Pankaj Kapur) son, I felt the need to play such flawed characters. Acting has made a man of me. You have to learn to take failure on your chin, to take responsibility for your actions, to deal with the very public rejection and failure. You’ve to learn to believe in yourself when no one else does.”
Shahid Kapoor has defended the film saying that “Kabir Singh is a phase in everyone’s life. We all (become) self-destructive when we feel like we’ve fallen apart. (One may feel) empathy for him because, in all his misgivings, he is vulnerable. It’s a cathartic journey of a man, and a cautionary tale. It made me feel that I never want to become this person.”