2014 would be a deciding year for quite a few newcomers, each of whom would be seen a making a mark in the industry which currently has just two young stars currently, namely Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. While Sushant Singh Rajput, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurranna and Ali Zafar are some of the notable names, the one who would be the busiest of them is Arjun Kapoor.
“Arjun would have the most eventful 2014 as he would be seen in Gunday, 2 States, Finding Fanny and Tevar. What makes his stint in Bollywood further interesting is the fact that each of these films belongs to different genres,” comments an insider.
Though his Aurangzeb earlier this year didn’t quite cover the distance, another one of Yash Raj outings, Gunday, is all set to make a dent at the box office. The Ali Abbas Zafar film has been carrying good reports and with Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra as his co-stars, Arjun is pretty much looking at an action packed Valentine’s Day ahead when it arrives in theatres.
“Then a few months down the line he would be enjoying a romantic comedy 2 States,” a source adds, “Adaptation of this Chetan Bhagat book has been interestingly mounted by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar. Moreover his first time pairing with Alia Bhatt should make heads turn too.”
A film which would make heads turn as well is Finding Fanny Fernandes which is an English-Hindi bilingual. What started off as a small film has now seen gigantic jump, courtesy Deepika Padukone‘s superb uninterrupted run of five back to back successes. While the actress would be looking at scoring a double hat trick, Arjun too is hopeful that his unconventional outing with Homi Adajania would result in a delicious ‘cocktail’ of his own.
“One film that would most keenly be awaited before closing of the year is Tevar,” a filmmaker adds, “This one is touted to be a full-on commercial affair and would pretty much pitch Arjun in the same space that Ranveer had enjoyed in Ram-Leela. With Sonakshi Sinha in tow, this love-on-the-run film is being designed as a high adrenalin action musical romantic affair by producers Sanjay Kapoor and Sunil Lulla.”
With a couple of more announcements round the corner in next few months, Arjun indeed has a lot riding on him with B-Town bigwigs keenly watching his progress.