Shahid smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 'Kabir Singh'

Saturday 13th April 2019 06:11 EDT

Shahid Kapoor is absolutely crushing it in his upcoming titular 'Kabir Singh'. In its recently-released teaser of the movie, the actor is seen smoking cigarettes, beedis, snort cocaine, and drink alcohol. The actor said requirements for the character were really tough on him. Kapoor said he had to bathe for two hours after every shoot to rid him of the smell before going home to his kids. He revealed how playing Kabir was difficult for him.

“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 said. A remake of Telugu film 'Arjun Reddy', the film is about brilliant but flawed medical student who takes to drugs and alcohol after he is separated from his girlfriend in the film. Shahid has been shooting for the film in Mumbai, Delhi, and Mussoorie for the past few months. Directed by Sandeep Vanga, who directed the Telugu film as well, 'Kabir Singh' also stars Kiara Advani, who will be seen in the role played by Shalini Pandey in the original.

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