A new poster of Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh has finally been revealed. Shahid will be playing the role of an all-out rebel which was originally played by Vijay Devarakonda in a 2017 super hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy. The story of Kabir Singh revolves around an alcoholic surgeon who goes on the path of self-destruction after his ex-marries someone else.
Helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the teaser of the flick was released a month ago and the trailer is scheduled to be out on May 13.
Shahid Kapoor will also be seen smoking cigarettes in the film, he said, "I don't endorse smoking at all. However, the role required it, as the protagonist uses it to channel his angst and rage. It wasn't easy, and it came to a point where I smoked almost 20 cigarettes a day. It would take me close to two hours to shower and get rid of the smells before I could return home to my children’’.
"The original was Arjun Reddy, based in Hyderabad and Bangalore. This is Kabir Singh, which is based in Delhi and Mumbai. May be Arjun and Kabir are cousins but they are not the same person. My journey is only to find Kabir Singh’’, he added.
This will not be the first time that Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani have joined hands for a project. Both the actor has been a part of the remix cover of the classic 90s song Urvashi which became a huge chartbuster.
Kiara will be seen playing the role of Preet and Shahid’s love interest who is completely different in character from him.
Bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde, Kabir Singh is slated to hit the theatres on June 21.