Shahid Kapoor is all set to feature in Kabir Singh, a remake of hit Telugu movie Arjun Reddy. In the film, Shahid Kapoor plays the role of a surgeon but suffers from anger management issues. The film also stars Kiara Advani, who will be playing Shahid's love interest in the film. Being the terrific actor Shahid Kapoor is, he makes it sure to get into the skin of his character.
The actor lost weight and sported a rugged look for his titular role. Reportedly, the actor has also spent time with students in Delhi. The actor wanted to understand their lifestyle and viewpoints. A source close to the development was quoted saying in DNA as, ''Shahid spoke to many students from a Delhi college and since the look was unpolished, he was keen on using clothes from their actual wardrobe to make it more believable.''
In an earlier interview, Shahid had said that recreating a film which is still fresh in people’s minds is a demanding job. "Creating a remake is damn tough. You have loved it for what it was but you can't go out there and copy it. It has to be a rediscovery," he told a news agency."
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 had said.
The film is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga who also helmed Arjun Reddy.