EXCLUSIVE: Shahid Kapoor finally breaks silence on Kabir Singh controversy
Actor Shahid Kapoor was gearing up to release his Jersey with Mrunal Thakur; however, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the makers had to postpone the film. Nevertheless, Shahid Kapoor is coming on the big screen post his blockbuster film Kabir Singh. Though it was one of the highest-grossing films of 2019, there was a huge uproar about one scene where Shahid’s character slapped Kiara Advani’s character in the film. Moreover, many even bashed the film left, right and centre for glorifying toxic masculinity.
During a candid conversation with Bollywood Bubble, Shahid Kapoor was asked if all the actors are targeted unnecessarily post the Kabir Singh controversy. To which, Mrunal first said, “We are actors, we are just playing our character and it really exists and it is very silly to show only the good things. I mean there are characters like that, I’ve seen there are a lot of Vidya who can slap their husband also.”
Later, Shahid added, “Anybody who can provide a platform can be targeted whether that’s an actor or a sports person, or someone who is very successful, there’s always that negative side to the position that you have. And it is very true for the actors and for our fraternity because it is very easy to get any kind of footage, so that does happen, sometimes it is necessary, sometimes it is fair. So, it depends from situation to situation, which one feels appropriate which one doesn’t but it is something that happens very often for sure.”
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Meanwhile, the makers have postponed the film due to the omicron surge. A statement released on behalf of Team Jersey read, “In view of the current circumstances and new covid guidelines, we have decided to postpone the theatrical release of our film Jersey. We have received immense love from you all so far and want to Thank You all for everything. Until then everyone please stay safe and healthy, and wishing you all the best for the new year ahead! Team Jersey.”
Watch full interview here: