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Shahid hopes for a U/A certification for 'Kabir Singh': Audience is mare and censor board should give into that

News Helpline | May, 14 2019

Shahid Kapoor who just unveiled the trailer of his next big release, 'Kabir Singh' hopes the film is given a U/A certification, says audience understands and so should censor board.

Shahid, Kiara Advani and the makers of the film interacted with media at the trailer launch of the film which is a remake of the 2017 Telugu film "Arjun Reddy". Kabir Singh is laced with foul language and shows alcohol and drug abuse and is yet to be certified.

Talking about the film's certification, Kapoor said, "We are hoping to get a U/A certificate. We don't know whether we will get it or not. There is only belief that there is no reason for us not to get the U/A certificate. It is important that today we are able to tell stories honestly without sugar coating. I think audiences are mature enough to understand that and censors should give into that. There is nothing in the film which is off-putting. It is an honest depiction and it should be allowed to showcase itself."

The film now has a solo release on 21st June but earlier was clashing with Kangana and Rajkummar Rao's 'Mental Hai Kya'. "We announced the release date of the film a year back, and we are very clear that we are coming on this date. We are happy that we had a solo release. Now, of course, there was an announcement that they (Ekta Kapoor) chose to shift the dates themselves. 
I wish them all the best. Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut are fantastic actors and we're happy that we have a solo release right now." he added.

"Kabir Singh" written and directed by Sandeep Vanga, is jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series. The film will see Shahid in the titular role alongside Kiara Advani.

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