Shahid Kapoor talks about the hardest part of playing the role of Kabir Singh

Shahid Kapoor who will be seen playing the role of an alcoholic surgeon in his new film Kabir Singh, in his recent interview revealed the hardest part of playing the role of Kabir Singh

Shahid Kapoor talks about the hardest part of playing the role of Kabir Singh Shahid Kapoor talks about the hardest part of playing the role of Kabir Singh Source : Press

Shahid Kapoor for his role of Kabir Singh had to gain eight kilos and then quickly reduce 14 kilos. And Shahid being a fitness freak, it might have been difficult for him. After all the saying goes 'an actor can go to extreme lengths for his role,' and so did Shahid. In his recent interview while promoting his movie Kabir Singh, spoke about the transformation his body had to undergo for this movie.

He said, "It's always character before your personal life. The team decided to first shoot the portions that saw me out of shape. The character goes through an emotional phase; he is self-destructive and doesn't care about how he looks. Actors are used to [looking] their best, at all times. But, here, I had to look as disinterested as I could about the way I appeared." And now that the shooting is done and the film is nearing release, Shahid wasted no time and is back to his chiselled look, and workout routines. He is also been clicked outside his gym very often.

Further talking about him putting on 8 kilos, and then shedding 14 kilos Shahid explained he did all that just so he looked boyish for the younger portions to play a medical student. He wasn't looking for a perfect body; one that was manicured or chiselled because that's not how college-going boys looked according to him and the role. He also revealed that seventy-five per cent of what you eat depends on your diet. He admitted that he doesn't consume alcohol and also that he is a vegetarian. He said, "Generally, I live a healthy lifestyle. To lose weight, I needed to severely cut the calories I consumed, and train harder."

Kabir Singh is a remake of Telugu hit film 'Arjun Reddy' starring Vijay Deverakonda and features Shahid and Kiara Advani in the lead role. Helmed by Sandeep Vanga, the film is set to hit theatres on June 21 2019.