Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh becomes highest grosser of 2019

Three weeks after Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Kabir Singh’ released, it broke plenty of Bollywood records. Firstly, it became the biggest opener in Shahid Kapoor’s career and then it became the 10th highest grossing Hindi film overtaking Uri.

Also Kabir Singh’s box office collection stands at INR₹ 243.17 crore in the domestic market.

Even though the movie received great response in terms of business, but it has also had a fair share of controversy. The movie opened with  mostly negative reviews and sparking a huge debate with its portrayal of a violent and abusive protagonist.

Kabir Singh has been widely lambasted for “glorifying” toxic masculinity, but in an interview with Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, the film’s director Sandeep Reddy Vanga had dismissed the criticism of his movie as “pseudo”. He said in the interview that in real love “if you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other then I don’t see anything there.”

Days after facing a massive backlash over “justifying” violence in the name of love, the director has appeared to backtrack on his comments, saying that the interview was “edited in a very wrong way”.

Source : Various