Shahid Kapoor is presently basking in the earth-shattering success of his latest film Kabir Singh (2019). Also starring Kiara Advani in an important role, Kabir Singh has emerged as the biggest blockbuster of the year, leaving behind several biggies like Bharat (2019), Total Dhamaal (2019) and Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) far behind in terms on lifetime box-office revenue.
As we all know that Kabir Singh is an official remake of the cult Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017), starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in principal roles. After the huge success of the Hindi remake, Shahid Kapoor was recently approached to star in the official remake of yet another Telugu film Dear Comrade whose remake rights have been acquired by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
Since the news emerged that Johar is producing the Hindi remake of Dear Comrade, rumours about its potential cast have been doing the rounds. Earlier, some media outlets reported that Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor had come onboard to headline the remake. Then Shahid Kapoor’s name was linked to the project. However, if latest reports are to be believed, Kapoor has turned down the offer.
Talking about the massive success of Kabir Singh, which has entered the coveted ₹ 200 crore club, Shahid Kapoor recently said, “I kind of feel like I don’t belong here. I feel like a newcomer. I need to figure out this new room, and this new club that I have entered. Even though I have been here for 15-16 years, it is not my comfort zone. I need to get my head around it.”
Well, it will be really interesting to see whom Karan Johar casts now for the remake of Dear Comrade after Shahid Kapoor declining to come onboard to headline the film. Any suggestions?