Shahid Kapoor thanks viewers for 'understanding', and not 'judging', Kabir Singh after film crosses Rs 200 cr

FP Staff

Jul 04, 2019 17:34:41 IST

Shahid Kapoor has penned a lengthy note on Twitter, thanking his fans for the commercial success of Kabir Singh. The Hindi adaptation of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, Kabir Singh also stars Kiara Advani in the lead.

 Shahid Kapoor thanks viewers for understanding, and not judging, Kabir Singh after film crosses Rs 200 cr

Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in a still from Kabir Singh

He has also admitted that Kabir Singh is the "most flawed character" he has ever played in his career, but he also said that he has come to love Kabir Singh the most out of all his roles.

“He is flawed. So are we all. You didn’t judge him you experienced him. You understood him. I have never ever felt so thankful,” Shahid wrote, expressing his gratitude towards the viewers.

He added that "being burdened by the need to be loved" as an actor, one needs the courage to be despised for playing such problematic roles.

"Here’s to cinema mirroring life. To protagonists who don’t have to be restricted by their goodness and can be human and imperfect. There is perfection in imperfection and that is the beauty and the challenge of this human life. Thank you. Again and again. You all are the heroes of this story,” he further said.

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Your love is so overwhelming words will always fall short. Thank you for understanding him forgiving him and loving him with all your heart. We all fall apart. And we all must strive to rise from our faults. To be better. To be wiser. To be kinder. He is flawed. So are we all. You didn’t judge him you experienced him. You understood him. I have never ever felt so thankful. The most flawed character I have ever played. Has become my most loved. Indeed indian cinema and the audience has come a long way. More power to brave choices. More power to you all for your maturity and humanness. You have given me wings to fly. To not only be burdened by the need to be loved to be a star but to have the courage to be hated in equal measure to be an actor. Here’s to cinema mirroring life. To protagonists who don’t have to be restricted by their goodness and can be human and imperfect. There is perfection in imperfection and that is the beauty and the challenge of this human life. Thank you. Again and again. You all are the heroes of this story.

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Despite the polarised response to Kabir Singh for its unabashed endorsement of misogyny and patriarchy, the film has continued to strike gold at the box office. The movie, which hit screens on 21 June, has surpassed the coveted Rs 200 crore mark at the domestic box office. Moreover, it has also outstripped Salman Khan's Bharat (day 14) and Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike, by crossing the Rs 200 crore landmark in 13 days.

Updated Date: Jul 04, 2019 17:36:33 IST