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Arjun Kapoor wants his character to look genuine in ‘Half Girlfriend’

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has always been praised for his sincerity and dedication towards work. How can we forget his commendable transformation from being fat to fit before he made his big on

India TV Entertainment Desk [ Published on: July 15, 2016 10:42 IST ]
Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has always been praised for his sincerity and dedication towards work.

How can we forget his commendable transformation from being fat to fit before he made his big on the silver screen?

The ‘Ishaqzaade’ actor leaves no stone unturned to give his best output.

And this is exactly what he did for his upcoming movie ‘Half Girlfriend’.

Arjun will be seen playing the role of a basket ball player and to make his character look genuine he took help from the NBA experts.

"In the book, basketball is a crucial element at the beginning of their relationship. It's because of basketball that he gets the confidence to talk to the girl. We wanted the basketball to look real, not just we bouncing around the ball for the sake of it. That is the reason, people from America and NBA came to train us and spent two and a half months with me," the actor said.

"After 'Ki & Ka' released, I had begun my preparation," Arjun said, during an interview for the promotion of the film "Ice Age: Collision Course" for which he has lent his voice.

Arjun's scenes playing basketball have been the first to have been released in the film's promo. His Twitter profile picture also sees him with the ball. The basketball scenes have reportedly been shot at Delhi's Shri Ram College of Commerce.

"There is that Bihar style of talking of the character and I didn't want it to look caricaturish. His English is not up to the mark and though he knows it, he hesitates to speak it because he is from Bihar. He is told that you are from Bihar and your English is poor what will you be able to do in life. Just because he can't speak in English doesn't mean he is not intelligent," Arjun added.

"It's a big issue in India that people judge you on the basis of your English. So I wanted to play the character as genuinely as possible."

‘Half Girlfriend’, also starring Shraddha Kapoor, is slated to release next year.

 

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