Earlier we had reported that Mubarakan went on floor in Chandigarh along with Arjun Kapoor who will be seen reprising a double role in the film. The film, which is set at the backdrop of a big fat Indian wedding, has Ileana D’Cruz being paired opposite Arjun Kapoor for the first time.
It seems that the two co-stars have hit it off pretty well and are having a fun time shooting together. Talking about his bond with the co-actress, Arjun said, “I had met her when I saw Barfi and I was blown away by her performance and even then, jokingly I had mentioned that we’ll end up working together, little did I know that it will happen and I am very happy it happened for a film like Mubarakan because it’s a fun film.”
He further added about his experience of shooting with her, “While shooting with her, I discovered how fun she is, how easy going she is, how chilled she is, how experienced she is as an actor because of the amount of work she has done down south as well in the Hindi film industry, she still isn’t embroiled or caught up in the web of running the rat race, that genuinely was a refreshing change for me to meet somebody who has been here , achieved so much, and is still so relaxed, that is an amazing quality to have. I did end up joking with her about being the first Goan to play a Punjabi, primarily because she is always worried about her Hindi, but she manages so well in front of the camera, that nobody can figure that out.”
On the other hand, Ileana shared, “Arjun is super cool to work with. It’s great working with an actor you can be completely comfortable with. This film requires us to have that ease with each other, we need to look like we’ve known each other for a while and we hit it off right from the beginning.” “I blame it on the mutual love for Punjabi food,” she added jokingly.
Arjun Kapoor plays the role of Karanveer Singh and Charanveer Singh. The actor will be playing the role of a Sikh for the first time and has put in immense hard work to get into the skin of the character. While his other co-actress in the film is Athiya Shetty, the actor will be sharing screen space with his real life Chacha Anil Kapoor for the first time too.
Mubarakan, produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Murad Khetani’s Cine 1 Studios and Ashwin Varde will be releasing on July 28 next year.