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Shahid Kapoor believes Kabir Singh was a family film: 'Number of people who watched it with family is unbelievable'

Sep 12, 2022 07:37 PM IST

Shahid Kapoor has shared how Kabir Singh became a family film despite its strong language. Comparing its genre with his last release--Jersey, the actor reacted upon the people's response and called it unbelievable.

Actor Shahid Kapoor in a new interview compared his last two releases, Kabir Singh and Jersey. Both the films performed very different from each other at the box office and come from different genres as well. Talking about Kabir Singh which has always been controversial among the audience, he dubbed it a family film despite the depiction of alcoholism, abuse and strong language. Also read: Shahid Kapoor dances with Mira Rajput on her birthday party

Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh.
Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh.

Kabir Singh was the Hindi remake of Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun Reddy. The film also starred Kiara Advani. Despite performing really well among the audience, the film raised questions about glorifying toxic masculinity. While the film collected over 250 crore at the box office in India, Shahid’s last outing Jersey where he played the role of a failed cricketer who returns to the game. The film couldn't bring audience to the theatre.

Talking about both the films, Shahid explained the reason behind the constant delay in Jersey’s release date post pandemic. He told Bombay Times, “We waited two years to release the film. As heartbreaking as it was, I don’t think it was prudent to release a film at a time when the mood of the people was about choosing health over entertainment. It was the right call.”

“You don’t want to put out a family film at a time when people are not sure about stepping out. This is a film for the family. My last film, Kabir Singh, was technically an adult film, but the number of people who have liked it and watched it with their families is unbelievable. Somehow, it made it to the family space despite being edgy and aggressive. Jersey is a family film because it has those emotions that you have to experience with family and friends,” he added further. The actor also added that his equation with his daughter Misha helped him to understand the father-child relationship for Jersey.

Shahid will be next seen in Raj & DK’s upcoming series Farzi. It marks his OTT debut, and also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Raashii Khanna. It will release on Prime Video.

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