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


Arjun Kapoor has revealed that he wanted to be part of Shakun Batra’s acclaimed household drama Kapoor & Sons and had additionally called 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 role because the character was homosexual.

During a latest Clubhouse session hosted by screenwriter Aniruddha Guha and anchor Janice Sequeira beneath ‘The Bollywood Film Club’, Arjun Kapoor talked about how Kapoor and Sons was caught for a while due to casting points.

“Not a lot of people know this but I can confess this now here. I had called up Shakun Batra when Kapoor & Sons was stuck for a while and I had said I would want to do Kapoor & Sons. At that point of time, obviously, Shakun didn’t see the casting hitting the spot. I wanted to play Fawad’s role. I knew they were getting stuck with that,” Arjun mentioned.

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 instantly 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 straightforward train. And I do know Shakun personally, so I called him up and mentioned, ‘I would love to read and I feel I can play that role also. I have no qualms about playing either/or, wherever you see me fit, but I would like to work with you.’

“I keep making fun of him, ‘Tune Arjun Kapoor ko nahi liya but Arjun Kapoor ka naam le liya (You didn’t take Arjun Kapoor in your film but you took Arjun Kapoor’s name).’ Because Sidharth Malhotra ended up being called Arjun Kapoor in the film,” Arjun mentioned. 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.

Even as 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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