Actor Arjun Kapoor recalled the time when India was below lockdown in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. He stated that he was very low at the moment because the movie trade was struggling and theatres have been shut. He stated that it was his dialog with a military man in Dalhousie, that gave him the braveness to do Bhoot Police. Also Read: Arjun Kapoor says Bollywood was too ‘decent’, kept quiet while people online took potshots: ‘Ab zaada hone laga hai’
Bhoot Police was launched on September 10, 2021, on Disney+ Hotstar. The movie starred Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam Dhar, and Javed Jaffrey.
During a brand new interview with Bollywood Hungama, Arjun stated, “So during the lockdown, I was sitting at home and signed Bhoot Police and we went to Dharamshala for the shoots. The first phase was in Dalhousie. I guess it was 6 months after the lockdown in 2020. At that time my confidence was very low. My film Panipat didn’t do well at the box office, theatres were shut down and the industry was under lockdown. And that was the first time since lockdown that I went out to do a film. I went there very confused. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it.”
He added, “So when I reached Dalhousie, the army had a barricading to enter Dalhousie and I was lost in my thoughts, then when my car reached there and the guy looked at me, he said ‘Aray Arjun Kapoor aray how are you sir, I saw your film Gunday’. At that time, I realised, that this is the audience I am working for. They don’t care if my film didn’t work. Mein itna toota hua tha itna under confident tha and uss aadmi se mila aur usne 3 minute baat ki (I was so broken and underconfident at that time and I talked to him for 3 minutes) and his words gave me the power to do that film. I could go and do a whole film knowing that’s how my audience remembers me, that’s not an agenda. He gave a normal reaction. It is the biggest win of my 10-year-long career that an army officer in Dalhousie knows me, he likes my work.”
Arjun’s final movie Ek Villain Returns, starred John Abraham, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria in lead roles and was launched on July 29. He might be seen subsequent in Kuttey and The Ladykiller. Kuttey stars Konkona Sensharma, Radhika Madaan, Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu. The Ladykiller options Bhumi Pednekar alongside Arjun.