Shahid Kapoor started shooting for Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Hindi remake of his 2017 Telugu drama Arjun Reddy from October 21 at real locations in Mumbai, accompanied by his onscreen group of friends.
The film produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde, has been titled Kabir Singh.
The film’s spokesperson confirmed the news, attributing the change in title to the fact that while the original was set in Bangalore and Hyderabad, the remake which targets a pan-India audience is based in Mumbai and Delhi.
“The protagonist is a Punjabi like Shahid who is best suited for the part because he emulates both power and vulnerability,” informs a source close to the development, adding that Sandeep had zeroed in on the name while scripting the remake.
“Shahid, who is known for getting under the skin of a character, has been prepping since the last two months, having grown his hair and beard. He will be in this look for a while now.”
However, the film showcases four phases of the protagonist’s life, beginning as a collegian and turning into a professional, followed by a phase of self-destruction and then reformation.
“Right now, they are shooting for the portions with a bearded Shahid, after which they will move to the clean-shaven parts,” adds the source.
Leading lady Kiara Advani, who recently featured with Shahid in the recreated version of Prabhudheva’s “Urvashi”, is expected to join the cast in the first week of November.
The team will move to Delhi in December-January.