This Article is From May 27, 2013

Arjun Kapoor still in awe of his double role stint in Aurangzeb

Arjun Kapoor still in awe of his double role stint in Aurangzeb

Arjun Kapoor calls a double role an indispensable challenge

Highlights

  • Actor Arjun Kapoor got an opportunity to play a double-role in his second film itself and the veritable newcomer says it is a challenge that any actor would love to take in his career.
  • The 27-year-old entered filmdom as a ruffian in Ishaqzaade and in his recently released second venture Aurangzeb, he ended up playing a double-role.
  • "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," says Arjun.
  • Directed by Atul Sabharwal, the film opened to good reviews, and saw Arjun playing Ajay and Vishal - two completely opposite characters. If Ajay was the bad boy of Gurgaon who is "violent, rude and misbehaves with women", Vishal, in contrast, is the small town boy "suddenly dragged into the world of cops and underworld".
  • The main challenge was to portray the two characters with conviction, said Arjun. "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.
  • He never expected his second film to be like this. "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 said.
Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor got an opportunity to play a double-role in his second film itself and the veritable newcomer says it is a challenge that any actor would love to take in his career.

The 27-year-old entered filmdom as a ruffian in Ishaqzaade and in his recently released second venture Aurangzeb, he ended up playing a double-role.

"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," says Arjun.

Directed by Atul Sabharwal, the film opened to good reviews, and saw Arjun playing Ajay and Vishal - two completely opposite characters. If Ajay was the bad boy of Gurgaon who is "violent, rude and misbehaves with women", Vishal, in contrast, is the small town boy "suddenly dragged into the world of cops and underworld".

The main challenge was to portray the two characters with conviction, said Arjun. "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.

He never expected his second film to be like this. "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 said.