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Arjun Chases Down Arjun, Beats  Down Shahid For The Role



Super-keen to do the Hindi remake  of 2017’s most striking Telugu film Arjun Reddy, Arjun Kapoor made sure the project came his way , even if it meant demolishing  the  competition  along  the way.

 According to sources  in  the know,Shahid Kapoor was finalized  for  the role of the out-of-control medical surgeon who drinks and  drugs himself senseless after he  loses  the  girl he loves.

But then Arjun Kapoor got wind of the  project and plunged into getting the part,even if it meant putting his  money where his heart was.

Says  a source close to the film’s producer-director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, “To be  able to play the  lead, Arjun Kapoor has agreed  to co-produce  the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy—which incidentally is likely to  be re-titled Arjun Kapoor in Hindi , as the hero will now be Punjabi instead of a Telugu.”

Sandeep  Vanga who  was not familiar with Arjun Kapoor’s work was pursued  and persuaded by Arjun’s father Boney Kapoor.

Says Vanga uncertainly, “Yes, Mr Boney Kapoor did  come to meet me. But I’ve already committed  myself  to the Hindi remake with Shahid Kapoor. So I don’t know…”

One admires Arjun Kapoor’s dedication and tenacity. But one also wonders how this move to get Arjun Reddy in his kitty at any cost  would influence Arjun’s  rapport with Shahid Kapoor?

A friend of  Arjun’s drawls, “What rapport? Just because they’re both Kapoors and star-kids  from within  the film industry  it doesn’t follow that they share any  equation.And even  if they did, it is a dog-eat-dog world out there in the entertainment industry. Did Chrisopher Plummer think twice before replacing  Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World?”


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