Kiara Advani is grabbing the headlines for her de-glam avatar in her upcoming film Kabir Singh,, the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit film, Arjun Reddy. She will be seen playing the introverted and shy college belle, Preeti in the film. Being a method actor, Kiara has pushed the envelope in more ways than one, so as to completely immerse herself in her character.
In an interview, she said, “She comes from an orthodox home, she speaks when she is spoken to but her silences are strong. It is the toughest thing because it is such an internalised process. And you are channelising so much of that inner stuff… I remember when I was in Delhi for a month’s shoot, I used to feel really low and I couldn’t understand why. I think I got so immersed in this that I almost felt as if I should get some counselling or talk to someone.”
Now we hear that the actor went a step ahead to get into the skin of her character. Kiara’s character, Preeti, in the film stays in the college hostel. In reality, Kiara has never experienced the hostel life so, in order to understand how students stay in a hostel, she actually stayed in the hostel for one whole week.
Recounting her first-ever hostel experience, Kiara said, “Since I’m from Mumbai and also went to college in Mumbai I had never stayed in a hostel before but my character Preeti stays in one. I really wanted to understand how life in a hostel is for young students and so I decided to stay in one for a few days. The experience was absolutely enriching and it helped me while I interacted with the students.”
Kabir Singh, which also stars Shahid Kapoor, is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde under the banners of T-Series and Cine1 Studios respectively. It is slated for a release on June 21, 2019.