Arjun Kapoor wants to give dad Boney Kapoor a fresh start
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Arjun Kapoor wants to give dad Boney Kapoor a fresh start

Arjun Kapoor’s first film with his father Boney Kapoor, Tevar, didn’t light the box office on fire, but he wants a second shot.

bollywood Updated: Jul 18, 2018 08:31 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Arjun Kapoor,Boney Kapoor,2 States
Indian Bollywood film producer and director Boney Kapoor (C) poses for a picture with his son Arjun Kapoor during the wedding reception of actress Sonam Kapoor and businessman Anand Ahuja.(AFP)

Back in 2015, Arjun Kapoor teamed up with his father, producer Boney Kapoor for the first time in Tevar. Unfortunately, the action-drama didn’t live up to the expectations vis-à-vis the box-office performance. “I think anyone – including a son like me – would want to see the biggest and brightest success story out of his/her family. In my career, if I have to carve out [my hits], 2 States (2014) will be my most successful film. While Tevar didn’t do well, I honestly feel that even if not as much as 2 States, it should have done good business. Not just dad, Sanjay (Kapoor; uncle) was also involved, so it was a family film that way,” says the actor.

At the same time, Arjun admits he hasn’t no regrets whatsoever about “doing the film or anything that we did in it”. “Sometimes, films come with their own destinies. Timing kabhi kabhi galat ho jaati hai. I feel Tevar came at a time when people were exhausted with that genre. If the masala genre gets repeated too many times, it will give you a feeling of eating out every day. After a point, you get bored [of eating out] and enjoy it only once in a while,” he says.

Describing Baaghi 2 as a “well-packaged masala film” that has come “after a long time”, Arjun says a film has to be served “at the right time, in accurate portion and presented in the correct manner”. “That year, by the time we came with Tevar, eight to ten films had already delivered the same thing [masala film]. In isolation, there’s nothing wrong with the film. It was made for a certain audience but that audience wasn’t in the mood to watch it as they had watched the same kind of thing too many times,” he says.

However, Arjun is now raring to work with his father again. “You always learn and grow. There’s no point crying over the past. Now, when we work together, we will be more careful about things. So let’s look ahead. Hopefully, I will give him his career’s biggest hit,” says the actor.

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First Published: Jul 18, 2018 08:31 IST