Shahid Kapoor made waves with his titular role of Kabir Singh in the 2019 hit Kabir Singh, however he was notably snubbed at this year's award season. The star has now finally broken his silence, reported Hindustan Times.
Replying to a Twitter user, Shahid revealed that the audience's love for the film is, in fact, enough for him. "Do you feel disappointed that your Kabir Singh performance wasn’t appreciated by the awards ceremonies?" asked a fan.
Do you feel disappointed that your Kabir Singh performance wasn’t appreciated by the awards ceremonies because of the controversy surrounding it?— ShahidK's Crazy Boy© (@SagarJadav) May 12, 2020
The star then addressed the snub for the first time, saying, "On the contrary. I can’t be thankful enough for the love you all gave it. I am because of you all," he wrote.
On the contrary. I can’t be thankful enough for the love you all have it. I am because of you all. 🙌 https://t.co/BDfh4fAHzi— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) May 12, 2020
The film garnered intense criticism upon release due to its apparent glorification of toxic masculinity and Kabir's overly negative character being hailed as a hero.
Talking to Hindustan Times about the controversy surrounding the film, Shahid had said, "It’s surely one of the biggest hits of the year but these are conversations that need to happen. I feel one of the biggest things that a film does is to bring up a conversation in the society."
He went on to add, "It makes the society reflect upon itself. Films are not meant to sermonise but some films are surely meant to reflect upon life."
Despite the setbacks, the film went on to be one of the biggest successes of 2019, with a worldwide box office haul of Rs 379 crore.
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