For last couple of days, entire social media is abuzz with the reports of Young Rebel Star Prabhas showering praises on Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor after getting bowled by the teaser of his upcoming entertainer Kabir Singh which happens to be the remake of Tollywood hit Arjun Reddy featuring Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey.
Fans across the country got super excited when renowned hairstylist Aalim Hakim revealed that when he was on the sets of Prabhas’ upcoming entertainer Saaho, Prabhas happened to see the teaser of Kabir Singh and he expressed his desire to speak to Shahid Kapoor.
He said Prabhas and Shahid interacted with each other for more than seven minutes and during that time he praised Shahid saying that Kabir Singh teaser is better than the original Arjun Reddy. Now Prabhas’ close aides say there is no truth in the entire episode.
They questioned, “It is not likely that Prabhas would say that the remake looks better than the original. When and where did he say that? And to whom? The report quotes Prabhas’ hairstylist saying he heard Prabhas praising Shahid Kapoor on the phone and that apparently, he heard Prabhas say that Kabir Singh looked better than Arjun Reddy. Firstly, it is extremely unethical to eavesdrop on a private conversation between two individuals (in this case, Prabhas and Shahid) and then put it on a public platform as news.
Secondly, did this telephone conversation between Shahid and Prabhas really happen? We don’t know that! Thirdly, why are the makers of Kabir Singh encouraging comparisons with the original?
Interestingly, Vijay Devarakonda who acted in Arjun Reddy and became a star after its release, too has been going all out with praising the remake for it has been directed by Sandeep Vanga, who also directed the original film. Vijay and Sandeep are close friends, and Vijay is only showing his solidarity with the remake for Sandeep Vanga’s sake, they opine.