Arjun Kapoor has been on a roll since his first release ‘Ishaqzaade’ in 2012. He has featured in numerous movies after that – ‘Aurangzeb’, ‘Gunday’, ‘2 States’ and ‘Finding Fanny’. Of these, the last three came out last year. (Read: Sonakshi Sinha, Arjun Kapoor were given to me as gift: Tevar director)
The actor is now looking forward to take a break from his busy schedule. “I have been on a bullet train and have done six films in two years and it is also not healthy for the audience beyond a point,” Arjun Kapoor said while promoting his upcoming movie ‘Tevar’ in New Delhi on Sunday (January 4).
So, is he going on a sabbatical? “I will not call it a sabbatical but after ‘Tevar’ I want to calm myself down so that I can reassess how I would want to approach my work. I have got enough love and appreciation for the work I did last year. I have been constantly working. It is nice to slow down,” he replied
Arjun Kapoor had played a similar role for his debut movie ‘Ishaqzaade’. On being asked about the similarities between his characters, Arjun opined, “Parma was a dark character; he could go to any lengths to take revenge even if that meant using a girl to his own advantage. He was brought in a political family and hence, himself wanted to pursue it. Pintoo Shukla, on the other hand, represents today’s youth. He lives his life on his own terms and he is positive.”
“I have always tried to do different stuff. What I did in ‘Aurangzeb’ was completely different from ‘Ishaqzaade’. ‘2 States’ was a completely different film too. I haven’t yet signed any movie after ‘Tevar’ because I didn’t like what was offered to me. I want to do roles which are different,” he added. (Read: Sonakshi Sinha on Salman Khan, Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor and her upcoming movies)
With ‘Tevar’, Arjun Kapoor has teamed up with his father Boney Kapoor and uncle Sanjay Kapoor for the first time, as the duo is producing the movie. The actor said working in a home production isn’t any different from working in any other project.
“When an actor goes to the sets, he does not think that he is in his home production or any other film. You just work for the director. Working in ‘Tevar’ was an emotional journey. Life has come to a full circle it seems. Our home productions are always larger-than-life and are made on a big scale. ‘Tevar’ is also the same.”
“Also, YRF and Dharma created a foundation for me, so working in ‘Tevar’ became a bit easier.”
Does his co-star in the movie Sonakshi Sinha also think the same? When asked about Arjun’s behaviour on the sets, pat came Sonakshi’s reply, “Arjun took advantage of being in his home production, but then he took care of everybody. So, that makes up for everything.”
Seeing the leg-pulling coming his way, Arjun took no time to give it back to Sonakshi. “Oh! You just gave them tomorrow’s main headline!” he said.
“And is the actor ready to work outside his comfort zone? “Any film where I am not playing myself is out of my comfort zone. And I’ll keep doing it. Even if you’re playing yourself, you can be asked to jump off the terrace and you won’t be comfortable doing it,” Arjun added.
Talking of comfort zones, Sonakshi Sinha is now said to be doing a woman centric movie by A Murugadoss. When asked whether this decision was a conscious one owing to the fact that 2014 has been the year of women power in Bollywood, Sonakshi said, “I take up films as and when I like the concept. Nothing of what came to me, excited me.
So yeah, I am doing A Murugadoss’ women centric film and I really liked the script and concept, hence I am doing it. It has got nothing to do with the type of films others are doing.”
‘Tevar’ brings together these two young stars of today along with Manoj Bajpai in a promiment role. Directed by debutante Amit Sharma, the movie is slated to release on January 9.