Arjun’s Half girlfriend
Arjun Kapoor, who had flown off to Buenos Aires recently for a month-long schedule for an upcoming reality show, where he plays the host, returned to Mumbai, tanned and tired. But while he had been locked away in the Argentinian capital, he managed to sign Mohit Suri’s upcoming romance drama, <Half Girlfriend>, based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name. Incidentally, the 30-year-old actor was seen in another adaptation of Bhagat’s bestseller, < 2 States>, opposite Alia Bhatt, last year. That film was a box-office success so Arjun was more than willing to gamble on another adaptation. He has always admired Mohit’s films and green-lit the project over a telephonic chat. While the rest of Bollywood is reeling from New Year’s Eve excesses, Arjun has been undergoing Bhojpuri dialect and accent training over the last three weeks. He is also spending two hour daily on the basketball court to convincingly play Madhav Jha, a small town basketball player with big dreams.
(Compiled by Nilabh Krishna)