Heard This? Arjun Kapoor was producer’s first choice for Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Kabir Singh’

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Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer-‘Kabir Singh’ went on to bag big success at the box-office ever since its release. Not just that, the film has also been the talk of the town for its terrific content, which some ended up saying was not correct. Now, its Arjun Kapoor who revealed an interesting fact. The actor says that he was keen on doing ‘Kabir Singh’ as the producer of the film considered him and not Shahid Kapoor. However, Shahid was the one to bag the film from the director.

Ever since the making of the film, there were reports that Arjun Kapoor has been approached by Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde, who wanted Arjun to portray the leading man in the south remake. As Arjun marked his attendance at an event in Mumbai, he was quizzed on the same. The actor said, “It did not reach that stage where I could choose or not. When the rights were being acquired by Ashwin and Murad, who made Mubarakan, they acquired keeping me in mind. Sandeep Vanga, the director had met Shahid and he had seen the film before and they decided to do the film together.”

The film has been directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy, who has also directed the original film. Apparently, the director wanted Shahid Kapoor to portray the role of the Surgeon in his directorial. Talking about him, Arjun added further, “The film needed Sandeep Vanga. There is a madness to that film, there is inherent energy. It is a simple story but there was madness to the treatment. He (Sandeep) had already committed and he wanted to stick by his words and I respect that. I did not want my producers sitting around with the rights of the film and not making it out of me being in an ego tussle with anybody.”

Sandeep is the director of the film and he had a clearer vision of the film and without him, the film wouldn’t have been what it is now. Fundamentally, films chose actors and directors but in this case, the intent was right from our side and we couldn’t combine it. It doesn’t mean I left it or I did not choose it. It is complicated. There are human emotions and decisions and a lot of things come into the picture. The director wanted somebody else because he had committed it to someone. It was not that he said, ‘you can’t do it’. My impulse stays right as I selected the right material but then you move on in life,” he concluded saying.

On the work front, Arjun Kapoor is currently gearing up for the release of his period drama, ‘Panipat’. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon, and many others the pivotal roles.

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