Post Padmavaat Success, during the media interaction, the actor revealed that why he rejected Arjun Reddy remake. He said that he was offered a film where he has to play an alcoholic but as he doesn’t drink, it was very difficult to say yes to the makers for the movie.
Arjun Reddy is the story of an alcoholic, drugged philandering surgeon who loses his heart to a young innocent medical student and goes the Devdas way. Finally the makers roped Shahid Kapoor to play the lead role in Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy. He requires intense preparation, including losing at least 8-9 kilos to look gaunt and drugged. He will also need to learn how to snort cocaine and how to inject himself with stimulants and uppers. Incidentally, the actor played a druggie rockstar in Udta Punjab.