Odishatv Bureau

Bollywood actress Kiara Advani has finally opened up on the kissing scenes with her co-actor Shahid Kapoor in the upcoming flick "Kabir Singh".

The actress, in an interview to Deccan Chronicle said, "Kabir Singh is an innocent raw love story, so you are seeing two people who are as real as it gets. As far as the liplock is concerned, it's a very normal way of showing someone how much you love them - with a kiss."

Advani said that the kissing scene is an integral part of the script and not added "just for the heck of it".

She says the film does not glorify and promote "self-destructive" love. It tells the story of a young successful but alcoholic surgeon (Shahid Kapoor) who goes through an intense heartbreak after the love of his life (Kiara) is married off to someone else.

"Through this film, we are trying to say do not go on a self-destruction path as it is not good for you and your loved ones. We are not propagating that or glamorising that in any way. One should not do what Kabir is doing.

"For me, it is ok to be a protective lover but there is a thin line between becoming an obsessive lover and a protective one. Kabir is not obsessive, he is a protective lover. He loves her a lot and she is head over heels in love with him. It is a passionate, intense, innocent and raw love story," Kiara told PTI.

Kiara plays the role of a medical student Preeti in the film, directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy. It is a remake of the director's Telugu blockbuster "Arjun Reddy", which starred Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey.

"Kabir Singh" underwent a lot of casting changes from Ranveer Singh to Arjun Kapoor and Tara Sutaria for female lead being considered for the film, but it was Shahid and Kiara were eventually finalised.

According to Kiara, Sandeep approached her through a casting agent after watching her performance in Telugu film "Bharat Ane Nenu", in which she starred opposite Mahesh Babu.

"Kabir Singh" is set to hit the screens on June 21. It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde.

(With PTI inputs)