I smoked almost 20 cigarettes a day for ‘Kabir Singh’, Shahid Kapoor


Shahid Kapoor is enacting a very powerful and tough character in ‘Kabir Singh’. His role demands him to smoke and drink a lot. The actor totally got into the skin of the character and smoked almost 20 cigarettes a day for the role.

''It wasn’t easy, and it came to a point where I smoked almost 20 cigarettes a day. It would take me close to two hours to shower and get rid of the smells before I could return home to my children,'' the 38-year-old said.

The ‘Haider’ actor had to smoke cigarettes and beedis and snort cocaine for his role but the actor said that he do not endorse smoking.

He said, ''I don’t endorse smoking at all. However, the role required it, as the protagonist uses it to channel his angst and rage.''

Shahid said shared that recreating a film like Arjun Reddy was a demanding job.

"Creating a remake is damn tough. You have loved it for what it was but you can't go out there and copy it. It has to be a rediscovery," he told a news agency.