Arjun Kapoor: I just had to play myself in ’2 States’
Bollywood’s latest angry young man Arjun Kapoor is all set to give his career a new turn with his next ‘2 States‘ . He plays a soft spoken Punjabi Boy. Arjun Kapoor confessed that he didn’t have to spend time in understanding the personality of his character Krish Malhotra, as the actor had to maintain the body language of a regular 20-something college guy.
As per sources, Arjun said, “Krish is a modern Punjabi guy and does not have any accent in the film. From day one our director, Abhishek Verman, was very clear that he did not want Krish and Ananya to look caricaturish on screen. If you see them in a huge crowd of students, no one should be able to tell ki yeh Tamilian hain and woh ladka Punjabi hain.”
Arjun further added, “Krish speaks in a low tone, since he is a soft spoken guy. There was nothing to play up the Punjabiness of the character, except in one part during a wedding, where I do a Punjabi dance number to cheer Ananya up. That’s when my true blue Punjabiyat comes out.”
‘2 States’ has Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the leading roles. The movie is based on Chertan Bhagat’s book on the same name.