Actor Shahid Kapoor is currently riding on a high. The actor’s last release ‘Kabir Singh’ has become this year’s second highest grossing film and has grossed over 200 Crores at the box-office.
As the film crossed Rs 200 crore mark, Shahid took to his Instagram page and wrote an overwhelming note for his fans. He started off by stating, "Your love is so overwhelming words will always fall short. Thank you for understanding him forgiving him and loving him with all your heart. We all fall apart. And we all must strive to rise from our faults. To be better. To be wiser. To be kinder. He is flawed. So are we all. You didn’t judge him you experienced him. You understood him. I have never ever felt so thankful. The most flawed character I have ever played. Has become my most loved. Indeed the Indian cinema and the audience has come a long way. More power to brave choices. More power to you all for your maturity and humanness."
Shahid added, "You have given me wings to fly. To not only be burdened by the need to be loved to be a star but to have the courage to be hated in equal measure to be an actor. Here’s to cinema mirroring life. To protagonists who don’t have to be restricted by their goodness and can be human and imperfect. There is perfection in imperfection and that is the beauty and the challenge of this human life. Thank you. Again and again. You all are the heroes of this story."
While this might be a cause of celebration for Shahid Kapoor, many have criticized the movie for its misogyny and male toxicity. Many people have raised questions over the success the movie with such a toxic character as its lead.
‘Kabir Singh’ is the official remake of Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey starrer ‘Arjun Reddy’, which was a Telugu blockbuster when it released in 2017. Both ‘Arjun Reddy’ and ‘Kabir Singh’ have been directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.