Filmmaker Mohit Suri’s upcoming film Half Girlfriend starring Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, has been locked for release on May 19 next year. Co-produced by Chetan Bhagat, Half Girlfriend is an adaptation of the author’s eponymous novel. Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday shared the release date with her fans and followers on Twitter.
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“Half Girlfriend is going to release on May 19, 2017… Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat, Arjun Kapoor,” Shraddha Kapoor tweeted.
This is not the first time that Arjun, who will be seen playing the character of Madhav Jha, will be working in an adaptation. He has also starred in the movie 2 States, an adaptation of Bhagat’s book 2 States: The Story of My Marriage.
Many of the film adaptations which were based on Chetan Bhagat’s books have been successful hits in Bollywood. Books like 3 Mistakes of my life, Kai Po Che, the debut film of Sushant Singh Rajput) , One Night at the call centre ( Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer film Hello) had been popular when they had hit the theatres.
Superstar Aamir Khan starrer film 3 Idiots directed by Raj Kumar Hirani was partially inspired from Chetan Bhagat’s book 5 Point Someone. While the book was based on IIT and IITians, the film did not focus on any particular institution, rather it spoke on the struggles students face while they all go with the flow instead of following their dreams.
— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 6, 2016
With inputs from IANS