'Smoked 20 cigarettes a day, had to shower for 2 hours before meeting kids': Shahid Kapoor on Kabir Singh
The teaser of Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh released a few days back and became and an instant hit on social media. In the film, the actor plays the role of a college student who is brilliant in the field of medicine but snorts cocaine and smoke cigarettes to subside his aggression and fury.
In a recent interview, Shahid said that the role of Kabir Singh was difficult for him to pull off because he had to pretend to smoke and snort drugs while in real life he doesn't endorse it at all.
"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," he said.
"It would take me close to two hours to shower and get rid of the smells before I could return home to my children," he added.
Kabir Singh is a remake the of Telugu film Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role.
About the original movie, Shahid, in an earlier interview had said, "The original was very raw, very honest. I don't think there was anything in the film that was for effect. I just felt it said things as it is and was a brazen journey of a character who goes through an emotional arc which is extreme."
Kabir Singh is scheduled to release on June 21.