He faced severe backlash for justifying his film's lead couple's - Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani - romance which is expressed by hitting each other. Interestingly, many analysts had predicted that this might be the amount that Kabir Singh would collect on the first Monday!
With that being said, Kabir Singh has now also become the 10 highest grossing Bollywood film of all time. On its 19 day of run, Kabir Singh garnered Rs 3.03 crore and emerged as the biggest earner of the year, raking in a total of Rs 236.14 crore, pushing URI to the second spot. The film has broken several records since its release.
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The film, however, received mixed reviews from the audience and critics.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy, Kabir Singh has shown a good run at the Box Office even in its third week and it is expected to continue performing in theatres for good next week as well. Like the box office collection, Shahid's career has now skyrocketed and he has raised his fee from Rs 10 crore to Rs 21 crore in the past. Kabir Singh is jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series and focuses on the protagonist, an alcoholic surgeon (played by Shahid Kapoor) who goes on a self-destructive path after his girlfriend (played by Kiara Advani) is forced to marry someone else.