Shahid Kapoor shared the trailer of his upcoming movie Kabir Singh via social media. The official Hindi remake of 2017 super- hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy, this movie has the titular role of Shahid Kapoor as an addict with serious anger issues. In the movie, Kapoor is also trying to forget the love of his life Preeti, which is played by Kiara Advani.
The film has Kapoor in two avatars—as a college rebel who falls head over heels in love with a fellow medical student and then as a surgeon failing miserably at coping with having lost her.
As the very angry, bitter and dangerously self-destructive protagonist, Kapoor is in terrific form in the 2.43-minute trailer. Advani too is convincing as the beautiful, shy medical student.
With Kabir Singh, a lot is at stake for all the major players involved. It marks the Bollywood directorial debut of Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who also directed the original film. It is also the first important film in Advani’s career, who has so far been the part of only one major hit feature film—MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
After having given two box-office duds—Rangoonand Batti Gul Meter Chaalu—and then not been given his due in Padmaavat—Kapoor too needs Kabir Singhto reclaim his position as one of Bollywood’s successful leading men.
Also written by Vanga, Kabir Singhis slated to release on June 21.