Shahid Begged For Roles After Kabir Singh!
With Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor delivered one of the year’s biggest hits. In India, the film grossed more than Rs. 250 crore at the box office. While it was a significant event in his life, Shahid said, “it was a new experience for him. As a result, he approached people who had previously generated between 200 and 250 crore from their releases.” Shahid Kapoor made the revelation during the premiere of the trailer for his forthcoming flick Jersey.
In an interview, Shahid said “After Kabir Singh released, I went like a beggar to everybody. I went to all these people who’ve made these 200-250 crore films. I’ve never been a part of this club, so it was completely new to me. Having spent 15-16 years in the industry, I never had such a huge grosser. So, when it finally happened, I didn’t know where to go, it was all new to me. You could say, I tried my best not to do this (Jersey, which he was offered before doing Kabir Singh). So, credit to Gowtam (Gowtam Tinnanuri, the director) for still working with me, waiting for me, and I’m so happy I did this. I can safely say this is my best film yet.”
He said that he had seen the original Telugu movie and that the experience stayed with him. Playing the role of a retired cricketer, his character hopes to fulfill the dreams of his son to buy a jersey. The original film had won a National Award and the expectations for the remake are high.