The actor, in a media interaction, said that 'kissing' is an emotion, which has to be given the respect it deserves.
17 days and Rs 235.72 crores later, Kabir Singh has a divided audience – ardent supporters of the movie and people who are left speechless by the glaring misogyny.
The role Shahid plays in the movie has been condemned by a section of the audience and critics who have tagged it misogynistic and one which perpetuates toxic masculinity.
With Kabir Singh setting cash registers ringing, actor Kiara Advani talks of her journey in Bollywood and what lies ahead.
The film is not just the biggest opener of Shahid Kapoor's career, it became the biggest opener for an A-certified film in India too.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of "Arjun Reddy" fame, "Kabir Singh" is the third take on the story, which was also remade in Tamil as "Adithya Varma".
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the movie collected Rs 20.21 crore on its first day becoming the biggest non-holiday opening day of 2019.
There’s no forgetting an original performance, a sentiment this story coasts rather lazily on.
The 'Kabir Singh' stars, stark opposites of their onscreen personalities in Kabir Singh, open up about their characters.
The actor said after success, she has become a bit careful about choosing projects.
The previous film, which was shelved post completion, after creative differences with director Bala, has been reshot with a completely new cast and director barring Dhruv.
"Kabir Singh" is the remake of the Telugu hit "Arjun Reddy", directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who has also helmed the Hindi version.
"Kabir Singh" is written and directed by Sandeep Vanga and is jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series.
The film has received flak for the use of alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and foul language.
"I'm not a rebel without a cause. This is me. Kabir Singh," Shahid tweeted with a link to the power-packed teaser.