Kabir Singh has proven to be a game changer for Shahid Kapoor. It’s not that the actor wasn’t appreciated for his performances, but this 2019 blockbuster established him as a huge force at the box office. To get under Kabir’s skin, Shahid smoked a lot of cigarettes which even caused him problems.
In one of his interviews, Shahid revealed that he smokes up to 20 cigarettes a day. In the film, the character of Kabir is presented as a tobacco addict. To get the good deals, Shahid smoked a lot and yes it did affect him. More than health, it was his quality time with his children that was disrupted by his smoking.
In a conversation with the Mumbai Mirror, Shahid Kapoor said: “I do not approve of smoking at all. However, the role demanded it, as the protagonist uses it to channel his angst and rage. It wasn’t easy, and I got to the point where I was smoking almost 20 cigarettes a day. It would take me almost two hours to shower and get rid of the odors before I could return home to my children.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Kabir Singh has Kiara Advani as the lead actress. At the Indian box office, the film turned out to be a massive blockbuster, grossing 278.24 crore. It is also the highest paying Indian film for adults. Critically, Shahid’s film has been praised for its performance and direction. Some have criticized Sandeep Reddy Vanga for glorifying the use of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. Many have even said that he glorified the misogynistic attitude.
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