After doing two super-hit movies in 2018 (Padmaavat and Batti Gul Meter Chaalu), Shahid Kapoor is going to be seen back on the screens this summers. He drinks, he smokes, he swears. Shahid Kapoor on Monday teased his "rebel with a cause" avatar in "Kabir Singh", a Bollywood remake of Telugu film "Arjun Reddy".
"Kabir Singh" is written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It is a remake of his own directorial Telugu film "Arjun Reddy". Attributing the change in title of the film, the original was set in Bangalore and Hyderabad, the remake which targets a pan-India audience is based in Mumbai and Delhi.
"I'm not a rebel without a cause. This is me. Kabir Singh," Shahid tweeted with a link to the power-packed teaser.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who directed the original movie, "Kabir Singh" is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde. The film is a romantic-drama and has been shot in areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Mussoorie.
According to a source, the film showcases four phases of the protagonist’s life, beginning as a collegian, turning into a professional, followed by a phase of self-destruction and then reformation at the end.
Shahid aces the rugged, rough and aggressive look as a doctor with anger management issues. He packs a punch when he swears in Hindi, adds water to a whiskey bottle directly from a tank and raises his middle finger. The "Udta Punjab" actor is also seen snorting drugs in the teaser.
Actress Kiara Advani appears only at the end of the teaser, when Shahid plants a kiss on her cheek, and says, "Kisi ne nahi dekha (Nobody saw it)."
Apart from Kiara Advani playing the lead role opposite Shahid, the film also casts Teena Singh. The film will hit the screens this year on June 21.