Actor Arjun Kapoor has accomplished 9 years in movies. Born within the business, in order to say, appearing was maybe a logical step. From Habib Faisal’s gutsy and grungy Ishaqzaade in 2012 to the mellower Sardar Ka Grandson that debuted on Netflix this Tuesday, it has been a combined bag for Arjun, the actor. He has delivered hits, and he has given some duds — an arc that almost all actors will determine this.
But, how has this decade been for Arjun, the individual? As we sat down with him to speak about Sardar Ka Grandson, we requested the recommendation he’d give to his youthful self, from the time he entered the Hindi movie business.
“(Instead) I would ask my younger self for advice. I was a far more fearless back then. I had nothing to lose. I feel I’ve been muddled in the past 8-9 years by just being caught up in the chaos of being a star. There was a lot more purity and clarity. I’d like to go back to that,” Arjun shared.
Talking about these days, he provides, “Actually, I’d do anything to find that mindset and hold on to it for the rest of my career. I feel that’s something we all try to hold on to, but its impossible because there’s natural progression, certain corruption and confusion. I was fearless then, that this is it. Sometimes, you need to be that straight, which I miss all the time.”
Arjun Kapoor‘s latest release revolves around his character Amreek, who’s out to fulfil his grandmother’s final wish — to go to Lahore that she left behind throughout Partition. As circumstances make it unattainable for her to go to Pakistan, he decides to deliver Lahore to her.
The Netflix movie has an ensemble feminine solid together with Neena Gupta, Rakul Preet Singh, Soni Razdan, Divya Seth and Aditi Rao Hydari, and has been directed by Kaashvie Nair. Arjun had beforehand shared a selfie with the ladies, and captioned it “always been a ladies man”.
He believes work turns into extra ordered in an all-women crew. “Sardar Ka Grandson would be incomplete without the women in it. I feel I could be substituted. I was made to feel welcomed by the ladies and I’m always happy about that. More than me being the ladies man, this one was slightly flipped,” Arjun shared with a smile.
So, how was it being on the units with them? “It’s always fun working with women because they have this ability to nurture, they allow your mistakes, they are far more forgiving, there’s more warmth on a set. There’s a certain amount of ease and flow. Running a household is also a woman skill set because they know how to flow. Men create confusion and chaos because they don’t know how to articulate their emotions. Women do that in a faster and simpler way, and work just happens in a more orderly fashion. This is what I felt.”