Shahid Kapoor: "I Smoked 20 Cigarettes A Day While Shooting For Kabir Singh"

Rena Quynh |Apr 13, 2019

Shahid Kapoor shares his challenge in filming "Kabir Singh", smoking 20 cigarettes a day and two hours to get the smell off.

Shahid Kapoor's latest project Kabir Singh hit the mass and went insanely viral as soon as it was released. The teaser was flooded by tons of praises from his fans, netizens and prominently, the actor of the original version Arjun Reddy, Vijay Deverakonda.

Every time was taking any movies, Shahid Kapoor totally feels responsible for the performance in the film, which sometimes requires sacrifices from the artist. But this time, the thing gets much more serious as to ace the character, Shahid Kapoor has to smoke 20 cigarettes per day, and it takes so long to wash away the smell.

Shahid Kapoor Kabir Singh
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In a talk to Mumbai Mirror, he said, "I don't endorse smoking at all. However, the role required it, as the protagonist uses it to channel his angst and rage. It wasn't easy, and it came to a point where I smoked almost 20 cigarettes a day. It would take me close to two hours to shower and get rid of the smells before I could return home to my children."

Shahid Kapoor Kabir Singh
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Shahid Kapoor also disclosed that after filming, the smell of tobacco hangs badly, making him have to wash it off completely. Only that, he will feel that he’s good to come back home and enjoy his pleasure time with his wife and children.

Shahid gives an honest shout-out to his colleagues Vijay Deverakonda’s performance in Arjun Reddy. "I usually don't watch too many films in Telugu, and it surprised me with its tonality, rawness, simplicity and the fact that it was so real and believable. The character is very fascinating for me as an actor because the emotional arc... is very original. I loved it and Vijay Deverakonda, who played Arjun, did it so well."

Shahid Kapoor Kiara Advani Kabir Singh
Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani stars in "Kabir Singh" (photo credit:

Starring along with Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh is Kiara Advani, both of them plays the leading role in the movie. Following the plan, the film is on the screen on June 21, 2019.


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