Shahid Kapoor has said it wasn't easy playing the chain smoker 'Kabir Singh' in his upcoming movie about a doctor whose life falls apart.

The film is a remake of Telugu super hit film Arjun Reddy.

In the trailer, audiences see Shahid's playing an aggressive and violent character Kabir who smokes a lot.

He said, "I don’t endorse smoking at all. However, the role required it, as the protagonist uses it to channel his angst and rage. It wasn’t easy, and it came to a point where I smoked almost 20 cigarettes a day."

Kabir Singh is slated to release in cinemas on 21 June 2019 and is distributed by Cinestaan Fi lm Company.