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Arjun on working with Anil: I wanted to be worthy to stand in the same frame with him

Arjun on working with Anil: I wanted to be worthy to stand in the same frame with him

Arjun Kapoor working with Anil Kapoor Mubarakan

Arjun Kapoor will be sharing screen space with his chachu, Anil Kapoor, in Anees Bazmee’s ‘Mubarakan’. Recently, we met the young Kapoor for an interview, where he spoke about his experience on working with his uncle.

When Arjun was asked how was it on the sets to work with Anil Kapoor, was it personal or professional, he said, “With no co-actor you are professional-professional. You have an equation that you build with anybody you are working. I already had a pre-existing equation with him for 32 years. See I was very clear when I started. To work with Anil Kapoor was a part of my wishlist. I have grown up admiring him; I have been inspired by him. But, I was very clear that I wanted to be worthy to stand in the same frame with him. Not for once I wanted to be like chachu mere saath picture karo. I wanted it to happen authentically and organically where material comes that lends itself for me and him to be in the same frame.”

“He called me when he heard ‘Mubarakan’, and he said he feels I am the best choice for the film. Then when I heard it I felt that confidence that Anees Bazmee and Anil Kapoor who are the masters of this genre, feel I am good, so my excitement was this man believes in my ability. So, I have reached somewhere in life. Anil Kapoor wants to share screen space with me that in itself is bigger than the awards you would get in your life because your family members are harshest critics you have. So, the day I stood with him on the set, I felt very proud what I have achieved to reach that stage that I can stand in same frame as Anil Kapoor being Arjun Kapoor the actor, not just as a chacha-bhatija. Of course I look up to him, I loved working it him. It is always said that don’t mix personal and professional life, it gets complicated. Mere saath ulta hua hai, I think mera chacha-bhatija rishta tha uske aage badhke we have a friendship now. We have an equation that goes beyond age, beyond the social norms of how a chacha-bhatija should be. I had a blast doing the film,” he added. (Also Read: Haha! Ranveer Singh goes hawa tight while dancing on Arjun Kapoor’s song ‘Hawa Hawa’)

When asked if he always wanted to do a comedy film with Anil, he said, “No one thinks that much, I had just thought I will do a film with him when I will be ready and will feel that I am capable of working with him. Khayali pulav pakana mujhe pasand nahi, mujhe pulav khana pasand hai. I never went to that degree. The thought was that when I work with him I want share screen space with him feeling comfortable. It should not be that I am requesting him to do a film with me or asking him to do a role with me.”

Further when questioned if there’s a downside of working with Anil as they are relatives and they both might be too comfortable with each other, Arjun said, “Actually no because you don’t become Anil Kapoor without being very good about your work. Once the camera is on rishtedari, dosti sab ek taraf hai aur aapka kaam ek taraf hai. Some places I had to shout at him also, so I shouted at him, and he has only told me tu kar bindas kar. This is not that kind of film where I have to awkward, it’s family entertainer. If it was something where I had action, we had to raise hands on one and other that would be awkward, but we never faced all that. So, it was a fun journey for us.”

‘Mubarakan’ also stars Athiya Shetty and Ileana D’Cruz and it will be hitting the screens on July 28, 2017.

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Sonam has THIS to say on 'PadMan' clashing with 'Padmaavat'

Actresses Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone started off their Bollywood journey in the same year. Sonam made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’ whereas Deepika made her debut with Farah Khan’s  ‘Om Shanti Om’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

Both the movies clashed at the box office then. It’s been a decade that these actresses have mesmerized us with their performances, Sonam in ‘Raanjhana’, ‘Neerja’ whereas Deepika in ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘RamLeela’ respectively. After a decade, the actresses are all set to clash at the box office again with ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘PadMan’ clashing this Republic Day weekend. (Also Read: Deepika and Sonam all set to clash at the box office after a decade. Who will win this time?)

So, at a recent media interaction for her forthcoming film ‘PadMan’, when the actress was asked that again after 10 years, her film would be clashing with Deepika Padukone’s ‘Padmaavat’ here’s what Sonam had to say, “According to me, there has been no official statement from the Producer, the PR or Sanjay Leela Bhansali that the film is releasing on January 25, 2018. So till that official statement doesn’t come, I don’t think there is any point commenting on it.”

On the contrary, officials from Viacom 18 have confirmed that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ will be releasing on January 25, the same day when ‘PadMan’ releases. And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Sonam smartly dodged the question related to her contemporary Deepika Padukone.

Well, we would like to wish both the actresses for their movies ‘PadMan’ and ‘Padmaavat’ respectively.

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After 'TZH', Salman and Katrina to team up for 'Bharat'? Here's what Ali Abbas Zafar has to say

After ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Ali Abbas Zafar will be collaborating with Salman Khan for the third time for a movie titled ‘Bharat’. The film will be produced by Salman’s brother-in-law, Atul Agnihotri, and is slated to hit the screens on Eid 2019.

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Till now, only Salman has been finalised in the cast, but there were reports that Katrina Kaif would be roped in for ‘Bharat’. When we met Ali Abbas Zafar for the interview, we asked him about Katrina being approached for the movie, he quipped, “Katrina is my friend, she wants to be a part of everything that I do. I have to tell her ‘nai isme nai please’.”

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Well, after the success of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, we are sure that fans of Salman and Katrina would be very keen to see them on the big screen again. And if Katrina does the film then it will also be her third collaboration with Ali. (Also Read: NOT Tiger Zinda Hai but THIS was the initial title of Salman-Katrina starrer)

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