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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Arjun Kapoor: Not doing a two-hero film is not necessarily about insecurity

The Bollywood actor says that he was never offered a role in filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s planned remake of Ram Lakhan, so there’s no question of any hesitation in taking up a two-hero project.

bollywood Updated: Sep 26, 2017 17:09 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Actor Arjun Kapoor says that he would love to work with director Rohit Shetty.
Actor Arjun Kapoor says that he would love to work with director Rohit Shetty.(Shivam Saxena/ HT Photo)

The 1989 hit Ram Lakhan would have been remade by filmmaker Rohit Shetty, but he later said that the project fell through because of Bollywood actors’ insecurity about doing a two-hero film. Actor Arjun Kapoor, who was said to be one of the names being considered for casting, refutes the filmmaker’s view.

“I respect his opinion. To begin with, I was never offered Ram Lakhan and I can’t comment on his belief,” says Arjun. “Secondly, I’m one of those few actors who have been part of two-hero films. I’ve never shied away from sharing screen space with other actors,” says Arjun, who has been part of ensemble cast films such as Aurangzeb (2013), Gunday (2014), and Mubarakan (2017).

The 32-year-old actor feels that everything cannot come down to calling a performer insecure. “A lot depends on where you are at that point of life when a two-hero film is offered to you,” says Arjun. “I might be okay with doing a two-hero film right now, but I might not be okay with it three months later, because I might be invested in something else. So, there are various factors involved. Insecurity as a term is not the perfect parameter. It’s a lot about the role; it’s a lot about what excites you.”

However, given a chance, he wouldn’t miss out on doing a Rohit Shetty film. Shetty is the director behind the Golmaal franchise, the Singham movies (2011 and 2014), Chennai Express (2013), and Dilwale (2015).

“I’m sure he is speaking out of his experience and you have to give it to him,” says Arjun. “He must have faced something like this, which is making him give such a statement. I love his films and I’d jump at the first opportunity of working with a director like him.”

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First Published: Sep 26, 2017 17:09 IST