Shahid Kapoor who is known to travel extra miles for his role will be next seen in Kabir Singh’s shoes. He is set to play the leading role in the Hindi remake of Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun Reddy.
Shahid will be seen essaying the role of an alcoholic, mad person who switches on his self-destructive side once the love of his life gets married to another person. He is seen doing cocaine, drugs consuming alcohol and all such addictive things.
When Shahid Kapoor was asked about his experience of playing such an intense character, this is what the actor replied “It was almost schizophrenic because the two worlds are such contrasts. Had I been single, living alone, I might have immersed myself in this dark zone for six months, as I did during Udta Punjab. But this time I am married, a father, so I had to sanitize myself before returning home to protect my children from the negative energy. I couldn’t carry Kabir’s emotional baggage back so I had to flip roles after pack-up.”
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Let’s try to understand what is Schizophrenia. This is a chronic brain disorder that affects less than 1% of the population. This is the mental condition which affects how a person thinks, behaves or feels. One of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia is that the person loses a touch of reality. He is in some isolated world.
Later on Shahid Kapoor adds “Yes, it took a lot out of me because not only does this character degenerate into a loner in a self-destructive mode, I had to also create three different silhouettes, one of which needed me to be out of shape. That upped the physical challenge but also needed mental conditioning because as actors we are used to showcasing ourselves in our best shape. Here, I wanted to look my worst for an honest portrayal.”