Did you know Arjun Kapoor wanted to be a part of Kapoor & Sons

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Arjun Kapoor has some amazing performances in his kitty. He has tried his hands on every genre right from romance, comedy and even gritty dramas. The actor recently revealed that he wanted to be a part of Kapoor & Sons and even called up the director Shakun Batra for a role.

Arjun Kapoor was answering queries from his fans online and made an intriguing confession. Kapoor & Sons starred Fawad Khan as a gay author. The role was rejected by at least six big stars and at one point Karan Johar even thought of shelving the film if he didn’t find the right actor for it. Arjun Kapoor who knew about this problem decided to call up the director and reach out to him saying he had no qualms in playing the role.


He said, “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.” He even said, “I wanted to play Fawad’s role. I knew they were getting stuck with that.”

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Arjun Kapoor even narrates the whole scenario where he really wanted to help out the team, “I was never offered the film, I had just heard that the film was being cast but it was not proving to be an easy exercise. And I know Shakun personally, so I called him up and said, ‘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.”

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Kapoor & Sons was released in 2016 and starred Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ratna Pathak Shah and the late Rishi Kapoor. Directed by Shakun Batra the film won the Best Film (Critics) at the Filmfare Awards and the late Rishi Kapoor too bagged the Filmfare Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) Award.

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