Actor Shahid Kapoor became everyone’s favourite after he essayed the role of Kabir Singh. The film was a blockbuster but it followed some criticism due to the misogynist nature of the character. Fans even slammed the director Sandeep Vanga Reddy as well as Shahid who played the character onscreen. Now, after delivering a massive hit, the actor is all set to star in Jersey and during the promotions of his upcoming film, he was asked about a scene in the trailer where Mrunal Thakur is slapping Shahid.
Comparing the slap to Shahid’s infamous slap in Kabir Singh, Shahid told CNN News18, “I heard so much about it and of course, everybody will have their point of view. I don’t think Kabir is a perfect character who needs to be worshipped or anything.” He added, “You are watching a character who is a little crazy and has extreme tendencies. But that’s how life is. There are all kinds of people and the fun of acting is that you can enjoy that on screen.”
The film had drawn several criticisms and was called out for being misogynist in nature after seeing the slap scene. Speaking about his character, the Padmaavat actor further said, “I never thought Kabir was a great guy but he had a great amount of love in his heart. He just went about things in a very destructive manner and that’s why everything that happened to him, happened to him, right?”
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Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur starrer Jersey will be releasing on April 14 and is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and presented by Allu Aravind.