‘It was strangely normal to work with my father’
Arjun Kapoor, who is working with his dad Boney Kapoor for the first time in Tevar, holds him in high regard for his vision and creativity.
The young actor feels his father’s decision to make sci-fi film Mr. India way back in 1987 proved that he’s much ahead of his times.
Lauding his dad’s endeavour, Arjun said: ‘Mr. India is the epitome of special effects and emotions, sci-fi and family film coming together. I feel my father is ahead of his times with the kind of visual effects he had in Mr. India, it’s commendable.’
‘It had clean visual effects, it’s an inspirational piece of work. As a creative person, I would have wished I were involved in it. I am very proud that my father was the person who made it,’ the 27-year-old said in an interview.
Directed by Shekhar Kapur and produced by Boney, Mr. India featuring his uncle Anil Kapoor and Sridevi was a runaway success.
Coming back to Tevar, Arjun called it a typical masala entertainer and said he’s enjoying working with his dad.
He said: ‘As far as working with dad is concerned, it has been strangely normal. It’s not been overbearing. I have done five films before going with Tevar and they are confident about my work. They have not been bogging me down.
‘It’s a typical masala entertainer. He is known for larger than life entertaining cinema. I am happy he doesn’t have to feel I am his weakness.’
Arjun’s latest release is Abhishek Verman directed 2 States, which has got a good opening in theatres. Arjun, who first locked lips with Parineeti Chopra in his 2012 debut Ishaqzaade, is seen kissing Alia Bhatt in their recent release 2 States.
He takes it in his stride and dismissed the hullabaloo surrounding it by saying, ‘Kiss is not the deciding factor, it's not a big deal any more.’ Arjun, who once dated Salman Khan’s sister Arpita, says he is yet to experience love in real life.