Actors do whatever it takes to get into the skin of the character they play on screen. Arjun Kapoor is no exception to that. Did you know, that for his character in his next film Half Girlfriend, Arjun actually lived in Bihar? Yes, you read that right! The actor, who plays a Bihari lad, Madhav Jha, in the film, went to stay in the North Indian state for over 10 days before they began shooting for the film. Just so that he could get the dialect and mannerisms right, he interacted with the localites there. And not just that, Arjun also hired a language coach to help him with the diction and also to understand how someone from Bihar, who is not very fluent in English, would speak it. If that wasn’t enough, the actor got his language coach to accompany him for dubbing as well. A source revealed Bombay Times saying, “Arjun wanted authenticity in his dialogue and diction. He didn’t want to take any chance during the dubbing.” Let’s hope his efforts pay off! (ALSO READ: Half Girlfriend new poster: Shraddha and Arjun recreate the cover of Chetan Bhagat’s novel)
The first posters of Arjun Kapoor’s next film Half Girlfriend are out and they are creating quite a lot of buzz. Fans are curious to see the trailer which will be out on April 10. The film brings together Arjun and Shraddha Kapoor on the celluloid for the first time. For those who don’t know, Half Girlfriend is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name. The lead protagonists Shraddha and Arjun play basketball players in the movie. “Shraddha would train for hours on end every day for over a month. While Arjun is a basketball pro, Shraddha was supposed to play a university girl, who is damn good at it. It was important for her to get the basics right. She is a quick learner and also receptive to feedback. The DU girls, who play basketball, would play a game or two while we weren’t shooting,” Suri had said in an interview earlier. This is Shraddha ‘s second film with Mohit Suri after Ek Villain and Aashiqui 2. They have both managed to give two superhits in the past. Will Half Girlfriend follow the suit? Let’s see.. Half Girlfriend releases on May 19.