Shahid Kapoor-Kiara Advani's Kabir Singh is an official remake of Vijay Deverakonda's Arjun Reddy and revolves around a brilliant surgeon who hits the bottle and goes on a self-destructive path after a messy break-up with his girlfriend. While kissing scenes are quite normal in romantic flicks, the too many lip-locks in Kabir Singh has raised many questions.
Recently while speaking to Deccan Chronicle, the film's leading lady Kiara Advani opened up about the kissing sequences and spoke about how they were an integral part of the film.
It's Normal, Says Kiara
Kiara told the leading daily, "Kabir Singh is an innocent raw love story, so you are seeing two people who are as real as it gets. As far as the liplock is concerned, it's a very normal way of showing someone how much you love them - with a kiss."
The Kissing Scenes Are Not There In The Film Just For The Heck Of It
She said, "When you will watch the film you will not even realize that there is a lip-lock in the film. We have not put anything and everything in the film just for the heck of it. There is no dance or special song, there is no revealing, there is none of that. Our director is somebody who is real and pure to the script."
Kiara On How She Bagged The Role Of Preeti
"I met director Sandeep sir a while before I was cast for the film. He had liked my performance in my film Bharat Ane Nenu with Mahesh Babu, so he called Mukesh Chabra and wanted to meet me. He gave me test, which was the toughest scene. Things had locked long back, but for a reason known only to us it didn't work out, and we went our own ways.
One day it came back to me again, and I asked him why he chose me again and he said ‘because I only see you in this film'. The conviction that he had gave me confidence."
Kiara Believes In Old School Love Stories
"I like the kind of intense love stories like Kabir and Preeti, and who wouldn't want it? I think I am that kind of a girl if I am in love then I prioritize that. I would be open about it and I wouldn't hide it. Dating apps are not for me."
Earlier, at the trailer launch of Kabir Singh, a reporter had asked Kiara how many kisses were there in the film. To which, she had replied that she did not keep count and asked him to see for himself on the big screen on June 21. Shahid interjected, "Ussi ka paisa hai."
However, the journalist kept on pestering Kiara about the kissing scenes. Finally, Shahid lost his cool and blasted for asking the same again and again.