Essaying the role of Kabir Rajveer Singh, one of the most promising students every graduated from the Delhi Institute of Medical Sciences, with an impeccable academic record. However, the visuals show him in a totally different light.
Kabir is seen as he dipping a half-empty bottle of alcohol inside a water tank and then gulping it down. This is followed by Kabir smoking and snorting cocaine, while rest of the clip sets the tone for the film, which will basically portray him as an angry, rebellious and vengeful young medical surgeon, who sets out on the path of self-destruction when his lady-love is forced to marry another man.
Earlier, when Shahid was asked what made him do the Arjun Reddy remake, he said, “I usually don’t watch too many films in Telugu and it surprised me with its tonality, rawness, simplicity and the fact that it was so real and believable. The character is very fascinating for me as an actor because the emotional arc is very original. I loved it and Vijay Deverakonda, who played Arjun, did it so well.”
All in all, Shahid Kapoor looks intense and impressive as Kabir Rajveer Singh and reminds me of Tejinder Tommy Singh from Udta Punjab (2016).
Besides Shahid Kapoor, the film also stars Kiara Advani, Soham Majumdar, Nikita Dutta, Amit Sharma, Kunal Thakur, Swati Seth, Anusha Sampath, Suresh Oberoi, Siya Mahajan, and Teena Singh. This film is an official remake of the 2017 hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde, Kabir Singh will hit the big screens on June 21, 2019.
Watch The Teaser Trailer Here: