It's all about creativity and free-thinking
Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent
Cinema broadened my outlook, says Kabir Singh
Kabir Duhan Singh. (By Arrangement)
It’s been almost seven years since Kabir Duhan Singh made his film debut with Jil (2015), and he says that the industry has changed him a lot, giving him a broader perspective of life.
"The kind of interactions I have had with people from different walks of life, the kind of conversations I have been having with creative people, technicians, etc., have made me look at life very objectively," says the actor.
The film industry encourages individuals to bring out their creativity, he says. "I have realised that there’s more to life than just being an actor. Life in the cinema industry has motivated me to constantly strive for excellence. It taught me how to get along with creative people and how to make important choices in life," the actor says.
Kabir describes his journey so far as satisfying. "I started off in Telugu, and I went on to do films in the entire South and even in Bollywood. So I am pleased with the strides that I have been making in the industry," he says, but adds that he still has a long way to go.
The actor feels working in different industries and getting to understand various cultures has been enriching. "I got the opportunity to travel to several places in India and abroad, thanks to film shoots," he says, and reveals that a knowledge of diverse cultures leads to free thinking.
"I also trained in several art forms and sword fighting, martial arts, etc., and all that made me mentally very strong," he says.
During the pandemic, he realised the importance of having work. Kabir feels fortunate to have got so many assignments during those tough times. "I think that’s where I became even more serious about work; I feel grateful for the opportunities that came my way," he says, adding that this year he feels even more optimistic.