Arjun Kapoor made an impressive acting debut with director Habib Faisal’s Ishaqzaade. And ever since, there have speculations as to when he will team up with his filmmaker dad Boney Kapoor. Now, it’s finally confirmed that the father-son duo have been working together, trying to find the “perfect script and right director” for their maiden project together.
Arjun says, “These days, it’s (the project) all we talk about. The most important thing right now is to lock the right script. We’re still looking at stories and the right director. As a son, and as an actor, I aspire to give my best for my dad’s film. I will go the extra mile for the project, and so will he.”
The 26-year-old son of Boney and the late Mona Kapoor says that working together is “going to be a very emotional process”. He adds, “I want to give him my best. There won’t be a bigger happiness for my family.”
Ask what kind of film they have in mind, and he says, “It will be a complete entertainer. We’re looking at remakes and original scripts from established directors as well as new ones. We are open to different things.”
Arjun also has his hands full with three other projects — he has just shot for 10 days for Yash Raj Films’s Aurangzeb, he has signed Karan Johar-Sajid Nadiadwala’s 2 States (an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel), and YRF’s Gunday. “Ranveer (Singh, his co-star) and I heard the narration of Gunday together and instantly knew that we have something unique on our hands,” he says.
Arjun adds that he is very excited to be doing a double role in his very second film (Aurangzeb), in which he’s working with veteran actors Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh. Soon, he will leave for Delhi for a month-long shooting schedule.
Is he looking to sign more films at this point? “Not really. I’m not even reading new scripts because the three films I have signed will keep me busy till June next year. Then I have to focus on my dad's film,” he says.