Indian audiences have evolved with time: Shahid Kapoor on Kabir Singh success
Mumbai : Shahid Kapoor has been choosing the characters which were dark and challenging. Films like Kaminey (2009), Haider (2014), Udta Punjab (2016) and now, Kabir Singh, have only made him a strong performer of dramatic acting.
With the kind of response Kabir Singh received on the Box Office, Shahid Kapoor has a different take on the Indian audiences. "Honestly speaking, when we talk about Kaminey and Haider, for me, the big difference between them and Kabir Singh is [seeing] the way Indian audiences have evolved. I've played complex, edgy and dark characters in the past as well. For instance, Tommy Singh [from Udta Punjab] was really flawed, but the kind of impact those films made were slightly limited," he said.
Shahid strongly believes that in the past two or three years, Indian audience has "matured a lot, and that too on a wide scale".
"Now, they are accepting and open to all kinds of characters. My most flawed character [of Kabir Singh] has been my most loved one. And that only goes on to show that the audience has matured a lot. And so, this is a very encouraging time for creative people, as now, they don't need to follow the stereotypical trajectory that has been followed in the past. We have a very intelligent, informed and aware audience, who judge things on merit. So, for me, the entire journey has been amazing," says the actor, whose latest film has made over Rs 265 crore in India.