Ranbir Kapoor and Armaan Jain

Bollywood’s heart throb Ranbir Kapoor’s cousin Armaan Jain is debuting in Imtiaz Ali’s younger brother Arif Ali’s directorial debut venture with the Saif Ali Khan-Dinesh Vijan produced ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’. The youngster with the Kapoor genes is all set to be the next Heartthrob now.

As per sources, Armaan Jain was given a pep talk by brother Ranbir on Arif’s insitence. Armaan was working as an Asst. Director on the sets of Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year. He was initially apprehensive.


Arif reveals Armaan was quite under-prepared to act in a film which reflected in his first few auditions. He was terrible! Not that he was incapable, he was just under confident. Ranbir had a long conversation with Armaan there and explained to him that the time of fun and games is over.

It was one of those ‘brotherly conversations ‘which set you up for life,” says Arif. “He told Armaan that we knew what we are doing. While we were willing to invest faith and money in him, he needs to perform. From the next day, Armaan was a transformed kid – extremely receptive to new ideas and committed to the film.” “I’m waiting to see what RK has to say about Armaan’s transformation,” says Arif. “I haven’t heard from him yet.”