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Shahid Kapoor admits 'Kabir Singh is existing’ within him - 'Those crazy streaks...'

Shahid Kapoor recently said that he always chases complex characters. The actor also mentioned that Kabir Singh (the character) exists within him.

Shahid Kapoor admits 'Kabir Singh is existing’ within him - 'Those crazy streaks...'
Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh. (Courtesy: Pinterest)

Last Updated: 09.58 AM, Mar 12, 2024


Shahid Kapoor recently opened up about playing various characters on the big screen. The actor has essayed diverse roles in films like Kaminey, Udta Punjab, and Kabir Singh. At the Forbes India Leadership Awards, Shahid mentioned that his film characters have nothing to do with him in real life. However, the actor admitted that Kabir from his 2019 film Kabir Singh 'exists within him'.

Shahid Kapoor on his character from Kabir Singh

At the event, Shahid Kapoor stated that he wouldn't say a romantic hero is like him and Kabir Singh is not like him. "There is a little crazy inside me somewhere, so that Kabir is existing within me, deep down. Those crazy streaks are there within me as an actor, so I chase complex characters," admitted Kapoor. 


The actor further said that his idea is to be part of stories and play different characters, who represent different aspects of human behaviour and society. For the uninitiated, Shahid was always termed as the 'chocolate boy' after he made his Bollywood debut with Ishq Vishq.

However, Shahid soon broke that image with his powerful performances in Haider, Kaminey, Udta Punjab, Kabir Singh, Farzi, and Bloody Daddy. The actor was recently seen in Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya with Kriti Sanon.

On the work front for Shahid Kapoor

As far as his upcoming project is concerned, Shahid Kapoor will be seen essaying the lead role in Deva. The actor will portray the character of a tough yet rebellious police officer, who uncovers a web of deceit and betrayal while solving a high-profile case. 

Directed by Rosshan Andrews, Deva also features Pooja Hegde in the lead role. Shahid will be sharing screen space with Pooja for the first time on the silver screen. Backed by Roy Kapur Films and Zee Studios, the film is scheduled for a theatrical release on October 11, 2024. Apart from this, no official announcement about Shahid's new project has been made.

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