Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh is doing amazingly well at the box-office. Directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy, the film has managed to collect Rs. 42.92 crore within 2 days of its release. On the day of its release, the film raked in a staggering Rs. 22.71 crore and has also emerged as the biggest opener of Shahid Kapoor.Â
Sharing the film's box office report, Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Kabir Singh is unstoppable and unshakeable. Continues its heroic run on Day 2. Scores big numbers, despite India vs Afghanistan CWC19 cricket match. Eyes Rs. 70 cr [+/-] weekend... Fantastic trending PAN India... Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr. Total: Rs. 42.92 cr. India biz."
#KabirSingh is unstoppable and unshakeable... Continues its heroic run on Day 2... Scores big numbers, despite #INDvAFG #CWC19 cricket match... Eyes â‚¹ 70 cr [+/-] weekend... Fantastic trending PAN India... Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr. Total: â‚¹ 42.92 cr. India biz.â€” taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 23, 2019
The film has made its way to the list of top five box office openers of 2019, and stands at the fourth position, preceded by Bharat, Kalank and Kesari.While the film is continuing to create magic at the box-office, many criticised it for being "misogynistic" and "patriarchal.''
Talking about his role in the film, Shahid told PTI in an interview, "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.''
Shahid believes the perception about flawed characters has changed over the years in the industry as more and more actors are keen to take up such roles.Â "Ranveer did a negative character in 'Padmaavat', Rajkummar (Rao) and Vicky (Kaushal) have played interesting characters. Now everyone is getting there. But I felt the need to do it pretty early (in my career)."I've made many mistakes as well but the thing with choices is, they are always judged in retrospect of the result," the actor said.Â
Besides Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, Kabir Singhalso stars Arjan Bajwa, Suresh Oberoi, Kamini Kaushal, Adil Hussain, Nikita Dutta and Soham Majum among others. The film is a Hindi remake of the 2017 Telugu hit film Arjun Reddy, which starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalin Pandey in the lead roles.