Riding high after the success of his debut film Ishaqzaade, newbie Arjun Kapoor has bagged the coveted role of the lead actor in Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala‘s 2 States. The deal took place on Monday night.
2 States is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s best selling book with the same name. Sajid Nadiadwala had initially planned to make the film with Shah Rukh Khan, which was to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Then there were talks of Imtiaz Ali directing the film with Ranbir in the lead but that too didn’t work out. Then Imran Khan was finalized for the role but he had to opt out due to date issues as he was tied up with multiple projects. Now Arjun Kapoor has bagged the role and he has already signed the dotted line. The leading lady is yet to be finalised
2 States will be directed by debutante Abhishek Verman, the son of veteran art director R Verman. Abhishek is also the creative director of KJo’s Student Of The Year and has also worked with Karan on My Name Is Khan.
Arjun will play a typical Punjabi boy from Delhi who falls with a south Indian girl. The film will go on floors by the end of the year and will be shot in Delhi.