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Arjun Kapoor wanted to play Fawad Khan’s role in Kapoor and Sons: ‘Had called up Shakun Batra’

Arjun Kapoor has revealed that he wished to be part of Shakun Batra’s acclaimed household drama Kapoor & Sons and had additionally referred to as up the director, expressing his curiosity in enjoying the character that ultimately went to Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan.

Karan Johar’s manufacturing Kapoor & Sons, which launched in 2016, featured an ensemble solid– late Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra. Shakun Batra beforehand talked about in a number of media interactions that he had a tough time casting for Fawad’s position because the character was homosexual.

Throughout a current Clubhouse session hosted by screenwriter Aniruddha Guha and anchor Janice Sequeira underneath ‘The Bollywood Movie Membership’, Arjun Kapoor talked about how Kapoor and Sons was caught for a while because of casting points.

“Not lots of people know this however I can confess this now right here. I had referred to as up Shakun Batra when Kapoor & Sons was caught for some time and I had stated I might need to do Kapoor & Sons. At that time of time, clearly, Shakun didn’t see the casting hitting the spot. I wished to play Fawad’s position. I knew they have been getting caught with that,” Arjun stated.

The Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar star, nonetheless, ascertained that he was by no means supplied the movie however as he knew Shakun personally, he might straight supply to be part of the movie.

“I used to be by no means supplied the movie, I had simply heard that the movie was being solid nevertheless it was not proving to be a simple train. And I do know Shakun personally, so I referred to as him up and stated, ‘I might like to learn and I really feel I can play that position additionally. I’ve no qualms about enjoying both/or, wherever you see me match, however I want to work with you.’

“I maintain making enjoyable of him, ‘Tune Arjun Kapoor ko nahi liya however Arjun Kapoor ka naam le liya (You didn’t take Arjun Kapoor in your movie however you took Arjun Kapoor’s identify).’ As a result of Sidharth Malhotra ended up being referred to as Arjun Kapoor within the movie,” Arjun stated. Not solely was Fawad’s character was lauded for breaking the regressive stereotypes of homosexuality on display however the actor’s efficiency was hailed emotionally efficient.

Whilst a movie, Kapoor and Sons proved to be a hit as its story a couple of dysfunctional household struck a chord with the viewers.

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