Shocking! Aditya Chopra didn’t believe Arjun Kapoor could be a lead actor

Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor is one of the most popular actors in Bollywood. He made his Bollywood debut with director Habib Faisal’s ‘Ishaqzaade’ which was produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films. Since then, there is no turning back for him. Arjun has completed 10 years in the film industry and has come a long way since his first film. Arjun recently said that he was repeatedly rejected by producer Aditya Chopra, until he convinced him to trust him.

In Ishaqzaade, Arjun played a hoodlum named Parma, who falls in love with an angry Muslim woman, played by Parineeti Chopra. The film was directed by Habib Fasal.

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Speaking about his debut with Ishaqzaade, Arjun said, “It was very clear that I didn’t want to debut with my dad because it’s the easiest way out. And I think that somehow it would be unfair to test me at the optimum. It’s a safety net. So I went to the audition. Aditya Chopra, sir, saw my photos and said, ‘yeh toh actor nahin ban sakta (he can’t become an actor), he can’t be the lead role’.

Arjun lost more weight and worked on himself for six months. After six months, he did a new photo shoot that made Aditya Chopra say a “reluctant” yes to audition.

Arjun was supposed to debut with Virus Diwan but the movie never got made. Ishaqzaade impressed critics and two years later Arjun starred alongside Priyanka Chopra in Gunday.

In his personal life, the actor is dating Malaika Arora. They are the most talked about couple in Bollywood. The duo confirmed their relationship in 2019. Meanwhile, the lovebirds are currently vacationing in Paris.

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Credits: Hindustan Times

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