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Did Shahid Kapoor's heartbreaks prepare him for a role like 'Kabir Singh'? Actor reveals

The official poster of 'Kabir Singh' and file image of Shahid Kapoor. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 18, 2019, 09.07 AM (IST)

Shahid Kapoor is gearing up for the release of his film ‘Kabir Singh’ in which he plays the role of a medical student who becomes self-destructive when the girl he loves gets married to someone else. 

Speaking about his character’s universality, he said that the audience will relate to Kabir Singh as many have been in a similar situation including himself. 

In an interview to an entertainment website, the actor said that he has experienced heartbreak and has seen his friends go through the phase Kabir Singh goes through in the film. He said, "A certain part of the film is about that [self-destructive phase after break-up]. I've been there and I've seen so many of my friends be there. We all at different points in life have fallen apart emotionally. We've all gone through phases where we have felt rejected and not liked ourselves. We don't feel happy about living. Most of the people I know, including me, have been through those phases. And they are the most vulnerable times in your life."

When asked about his first heartbreak, he said, "I was in my ninth standard and I really liked this girl. We had just four girls in the class so there were limited options to have a crush on. Apparently, half the class liked her and I wasn't even in the top 5-6 people on her mind. She probably didn't even know much about me."

‘Kabir Singh’ is the Hindi remake of Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy’ which was a major hit down south. The film is directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy who also helmed the Telugu original. Watch 'Tera Ban Jaunga' song from 'Kabir Singh' here. 

Shahid stars in the film with Kiara Advani playing his love interest. 

The film is scheduled to release on June 21.