The film got attacked strongly: Shahid Kapoor about Kabir Singh's reviews
Kabir Singh is the highest-earning Bollywood film in 2019 and has raked in as much as over Rs 270 crore within a month.
NEW DELHI: Shahid Kapoor the actor of Kabir Singh has responded to the strong criticism that the movie garnered.
He began by saying that, it was "hypocritical" that a rogue character like Kabir Singh gets accepted by the Indian audience in Hollywood films but not in Bollywood.
Kabir Singh, when it was released on June 21, was panned by critics for promoting misogyny and advocating toxic masculinity through the violent protagonist and sexist take on love.
Shahid Kapoor, said in his interview: "If Kabir hadn't slapped Preeti (Kiara Advani's character), would everything else that he did be okay? Because he slapped the girl, you feel that is unacceptable and that Kabir Singh is an unacceptable character. We want you to feel this is unacceptable, his behaviour has gone beyond control."
He also explained: "Kabir Singh is the guy who the film is about and he is the guy who's the problem" - the "protagonist" and "antagonist" of the movie.
"The reason I didn't do an interview is because I felt that everyone was very aggressive. And I didn't think it was healthy. I didn't want to come out attacking anybody. I didn't want to come out defending a film. I wanted to speak about a film like a film should be spoken about. It's interesting to see people who make weekend conversation over it, seem to feel so much more of a sense of ownership on the film than those people who actually spent a year making it," Shahid Kapoor added.
However, Kabir Singh is the highest-earning Bollywood film in 2019 and has raked in as much as over Rs 270 crore within a month.
While speaking about the reaction of the audience to the movie, Shahid said: "The film got attacked by certain people in a very strong manner and on the other hand it got loved by the audience. This is the first time reviewers have been reviewed by the audience."