Arjun Kapoor on life after 'Aurangzeb'
Even though Aurangzeb failed to set the box office ablaze, newbie actor Arjun Kapoor, remains upbeat and feels fortunate that he got the chance to play a double role so early in his fledgling career.
"It is a challenge that every actor dreams of doing in his career. I got it so soon and I jumped at it. I guess only Hrithik had done this in his first film (Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai). I got it in my second. For me, the process was interesting to find the two characters," said Kapoor to IANS.
In the film, Kapoor plays Ajay and Vishal who are polar opposites as characters.
The main challenge was to portray the two characters with conviction, said Kapoor.
"On the sets, while playing Vishal, I used to remember Ajay, so that I don't play it like Ajay and vice versa," he added.
"I was offered Aurangzeb before Ishaqzaade released. I was surprised that they thought I was capable enough to pull a double-role. Also, when I read the script, I never expected Yash Raj Films to do this kind of film. You would probably expect me and Yash Raj to do my next film in a slightly more younger, fresher kind of zone. So this is what excited me that it was inverse to what every had in mind for me," he said.
The actor said the film reminded him of classics like Deewaar and Trishul.
"I have grown up watching these gritty family dramas with 'dialoguebaazi'. the old Yash Raj dramas like Trishul and Deewaar kind of films. That was what excited me. I got to work with such brilliant actors and work with a good director," he finished off.
Kapoor will next be seen in 2 States (with Alia Bhatt) and Gunday (with Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra).
Aurangzeb is currently playing in cinemas and also stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh and Sasheh Aagha.