Shahid Kapoor who is gearing up for his upcoming film Kabir Singh recently opened up about his character and Arjun Reddy‘s character. He said that they are not the same people but cousins.

Kabir Singh is a remake of the blockbuster Telugu film Arjun Reddy which starred Vijay Deverakonda. Recently, Shahid revealed about the two characters and told Mid-Day, “Vijay Deverakonda was spectacular in the film. If you ask me, Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy are cousins; they are not the same person. We have tried to do something different because it’s important to rediscover the journey of the character. We shifted the milieu to Delhi and Mumbai; so, by extension, his family and upbringing have changed. But, we have retained the fundamental energy of the character”.

Shahid even revealed that it took him a while to get into the character of an angry medical student since he is not like that in real life.

Shahid Kapoor who is also a fitness enthusiast had to gain a lot of weight for the film. A few days ago, Shahid took to his Instagram to share a collage of his fit self on one side and his fat phase on the other.

The teaser of the film was released earlier this month on April 8. His role in the film looked a lot like his character from Udta Punjab, fierce and rough. The film also stars Lust Stories actor Kiara Advani. While the Padmaavat actor plays the lead role in the film, Kiara will be seen playing the role of Preeti, Kabir’s love interest.

Kabir Singh is the Hindi remake of Telugu hit film Arjun Reddy, starring Vijay Deverakonda. The male protagonist in the film finds himself unable to handle his life after his girlfriend marries another man due to family pressure. The film also highlights the issues of mental illness and caste differences. Directed by Sandeep Vanga,  Kabir Singh is set to hit the screens on June 21.