MUMBAI: Shahid Kapoor's 'Kabir Singh' though had a good run at the box office, it was surrounded by way too many controversies for being a misogynistic movie. The character was definitely an anti-social element but still had his happy ending. Now, Kapoor's half-brother, Ishaan Khattar has spoken about the same and called the climax of the movie "a director's choice."
The 'Dhadak' actor recently went on a chat show 'No Filter With Neha' and spoke what he feels about his brother's highest-grossing movie. When he was asked about the end where Kabir gets Preeti even after behaving in his typical arrogant style, Ishaan said, "It was a director’s choice. It could have ended very differently. It could have ended in a very tragic way like Devdas. He chose hope over a tragedy."
He also said that he has watched the original 'Arjun Reddy' twice before seeing his brother's version of the film. Then he went further to explain how he hated and loved Kabir Singh at the same time. He said, "I loved him and I hated him. I was compelled to know more about his story. I saw the character as a very flawed guy. I saw the character, not as an example of somebody to learn from or live your lifelike. But I saw the character as somebody who is going through ups and downs, most of the downs created by himself and his own actions. It was more of a cautionary tale for me. This guy through his choices had led himself on a path of self-destruction."
Days after the success of 'Kabir Singh', Ishaan also penned a heartwarming post for Shahid appreciating all his efforts for making the film what it became. No doubt, Shahid did justice to the role and nobody is blaming him but the way it is shown on the screen followed by director Sandeep Reddy Venga's pointless statements on 'Love' in order to defend his movie made the matter worse.
The movie showed the toxic male masculinity and could even mislead the youth. No, we are not going to state once again what actually was the problem with 'Kabir Singh' as we all know about it, don't we?