Kabir Singh – Is Ranveer Singh the first Choice?


The new release Kabir Singh is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language film which is romantic drama written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. This is a remake of his own Telugu film Arjun Reddy which was released in 2017 and was Jointly produced by the Cine1 Studios and T-Series, the film stars in this movie were Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani.

This focuses on the title character of an alcoholic surgeon who goes on a self-destructive path after his relationship with his girlfriend ended as she is forced to marry someone else.

After the success of Telugu film, Arjun Reddy released in 2017, its writer and director Sandeep Vanga wanted to remake it in Hindi with Ranveer Singh again. When this did not work out, he then approached Shahid Kapoor. Producers Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde of the Cine1 Studios, who acquired the remake rights in Hindi, wanted the actor Arjun Kapoor to play the male lead.

Vanga disappointedly said, “I’ve come to know that remake rights of Arjun Reddy have already been sold and it would star Arjun Kapoor and am caught in a dilemma, as I’ve already locked Shahid Kapoor for the role. It is a very embarrassing situation for me and I don’t know how I’ll face Shahid.”

In the year 2018 in April, it was officially announced that Shahid Kapoor would star, with Vanga will be returning as director.

This movie was released on 21 June 2019, worldwide on almost 3616 screens including 3123 screens across India. It was also distributed by AA Films globally. As Khetani chose not to release the film in Pakistan, following the Pulwama attack.

Kabir Singh received an ‘A’ adults only certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification with the board asking the producers to modify a scene where it is seen that a character snorts drugs, and also they asked for insertion of static warning messages against drug abuse.

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