Kabir Singh is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It is a remake of his own Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017). Jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series, the film stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani. Principal photography began in October 2018, and the film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 21 June 2019.
Kabir Singh, an alcoholic surgeon with anger management issues, goes on a self-destructive path after his ex-lover marries someone else.
In the pictures, Shahid sports a scraggly beard and a mop of hair, similar to Deverakonda’s look from the 2016 film. Both films share director Sandeep Vanga, who based the story on his life as a physiotherapy student. The protagonist is a high-functioning alcoholic with a violent, self-destructive streak.
In an interview to Firstpost, Vanga said that he believes the Hindi remake will be even more hard-hitting than the original. “When I made Arjun Reddy, I wasn’t sure where to draw the line in terms of representation of certain things. I don’t think I’d have to restrict myself when it comes to the Hindi version. I believe I’ll have more freedom in Bollywood,” he said.
Shahid is coming off the disappointing Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which was intended as a social drama in the vein of Akshay Kumar’s recent films – it was directed by Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’s Shree Narayan Singh – but could only manage middling reviews and Rs 60 crore at the box office.
Shahid in Padmaavat movie, his acting was mind-blowing and outstanding. Movie collects 300 crore only in India. Shahid Kapoor highest grossing movie collection in Bollywood is Padmaavat.
In the picture, we see Shahid in a monochrome shot. He is looking intently at a mirror. Shahid has been growing a beard for the last few months reportedly for his role in Arjun Reddy remake. As recent as November 23, he posted a picture of himself, a promotional picture from his upcoming appearance of Koffee With Karan, where we clearly see him in his bearded self (looks a bit trimmed though).