Can Arjun Kapoor recreate Ranveer Singh’s success?
Boney Kapoor’s son is only the second hero to be launched by Yash Raj Films. Will he be as lucky as their first?
When Yash Raj Films launched Ranveer Singh, it was a first of sorts for the production house. Never had they launched a male actor before Band Baaja Baaraat. Their gamble paid off and Ranveer went on to become one of the most promising actors of this generation. Now they seem to be getting ready to do it again with Arjun Kapoor, the son of producer Boney Kapoor. Arjun is all set to make his film debut with Ishaqzaade, a YRF production co-starring Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Parineeti. If you’ve seen the poster that was recently released to announce the start of the film’s shoot, you would have noticed that Arjun is quite a good looking guy. He has transformed from being a chubby teen to a really fit, handsome hero, just like several other star kids like Sonakshi Sinha, Jackky Bhagnani and others. The film is, incidentally, being written and directed by Habib Faisal, the same guy who wrote BBB. So now Arjun has everything on his checklist: Good looks, the same successful scriptwriter, the same producer, a romantic movie and Yash Raj’s latest blue-eyed girl as his heroine. So yes, he has the arsenal to battle it out with Ranveer. And with Ranveer going on a self-destructive path (all those controversies with Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha…tch tch), it seems Arjun has all the luck right now. Yet Ranveer’s still in the running. His look in YRF’s Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl, where he too stars with Parineeti, is already getting some positive buzz. So which YRF actor will finally come out on top? Wethinks it is going to be a tough one! What about you?
First Published: 11.19 AM IST 11.07.2011