Speak of the most loved films of Bollywood and the list will be incomplete without mentioning Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, and Alia Bhatt’s film Kapoor & Sons. Helmed by Shakun Batra, the movie was about two estranged brothers who return to their dysfunctional family after their grandfather suffers a heart attack. While Fawad’s performance in the film was loved by all, his role of a gay novelist left Arjun Kapoor mighty impressed. Not just this, Arjun wanted to do the film and even called up Shakun Batra but it did not work out.
During his appearance on a Clubhouse session moderated by Janice Sequeira and Aniruddha Guha, the Gunday actor revealed that he called Shakun Batra on hearing that he was facing casting trouble. Arjun was quoted saying, “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.”
The Ishaqzaade actor also mentioned that he stills teases Shakun about not casting him but using his name in the film. “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 concluded.
It was earlier reported that handsome Fawad Khan was not the first choice for Kapoor & Sons. The role came to him after it was turned down by as many as six actors before him.
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