Kabir Singh, the Hindi adaptation of Vijay Deverakonda’s Telugu superhit Arjun Reddy, has just been labelled a “family film” by actor Shahid Kapoor. Shahid also discussed the box office disaster of his most recent movie Jersey, a remake of a south movie.
The Central Board of Film Certification assigned Kabir Singh a “A” rating for its treatment of a number of severe subjects, including alcoholism and abuse. A sequence in the movie that involved physical assault against Kiara Advani’s character also sparked debate. Kabir Singh made Rs 377 crore worldwide despite the negative reviews. A portion of the crowd also referred to the movie as sexist. Shahid has since clarified that families enjoyed the movie.
“Though officially an adult film, Kabir Singh, a lot of people have enjoyed it and watched it with their families, which is incredible. It was edgy and confrontational, yet somehow it made it to the family area,” Shahid stated in a Bombay Times interview.
The actor also discussed the box office disaster of Jersey and clarified why the movie’s release date kept getting postponed throughout the pandemic. Mrunal Thakur’s Jersey, which also features Mrunal Thakur, saw two delays before making its theatrical debut in April 2022. “It was prudent to release a film at a time when the sentiment of the people was about choosing health over entertainment,” Shahid said of delaying the film’s release.
In light of the delay, Shahid recently stated that he preferred that Jersey be released only digitally. When the film’s release was postponed in December, he said to Karan Johar on Koffee with Karan, “I truly thought that should we just straight go to digital now.”
Shahid will make his debut on the internet in the forthcoming Farzi episode of Raj and DK’s Amazon Prime Video series, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Raashi Khanna.