Yet another Kapoor steps into B- Town: Anil and Sanjay Kapoor’s nephew Arjun will feature in a project to be launched early in the New Year.
Though things are tightly under wraps as YRF wants to make a formal announcement later, Rafiq Gangjee, VP, marketing and communications, YRF admits, “ Yes, Arjun Kapoor has been signed for a film with YRF. We will be making an announcement of our forthcoming films in January when we will provide further details.” Says Arjun’s mom, Mona, “ I cannot say anything on this front now. Yash Raj Films will make a formal announcement.” Mona owns Future Studios, a shooting studio in Goregaon.
Arjun has a sister Anshula who is studying in the US.
LEARNING THE ROPES
Arjun has worked as an assistant director in Nikhil Advani’s Salaam- e- Ishq ( 2007) and Kal Ho Na Ho ( 2003) Krishna Vamshi’s Shakti – The Power ( 2002) He has been executive producer in his father’s projects like…. No Entry ( 2009) Wanted ( 2009) Milenge Milenge ( 2010)
THE SALMAN KHAN LINK
Arjun Kapoor is extremely close to Salman Khan who provided him fitness tips and his personal gym facilities to lose weight as part of his grooming for Bollywood. Arjun also dated Sallu’s sister Arpita Khan. Though they have split, he still shares cordial relations with the Khandaan.
THE KAPOORS AND YRF
RANBIR KAPOOR FILMS: Rocket Singh, ( 2008) Bachna Ae Haseenon ( 2009) He played a fresh graduate trying to fit into the demands of the workforce.
While in Bachna Ae Haseenon, Ranbir essayed a smooth talker who woos women only to dump them.
SHAHID KAPOOR FILMS: Dil Bole Hadippa and Badmaash Company ( 2009) The film had him as a cricketer with his co- star Rani Mukerji disguising herself as a man – it was loosely inspired by the 2006 Hollywood film She’s The Man.
Shahid was also in Badmash Company with Anushka Sharma.
KAREENA KAPOOR FILM: Tashan ( 2008) It was size zero and bikini time for Bebo — that’s best remembered from the multi- starrer.
KARISMA KAPOOR FILM: Dil To Pagal Hai ( 1997) The chartbusting musical was about love and longing.
THE SENIOR KAPOORS Nephew and uncle Rishi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor featured together in Yash Chopra’s Kabhi Kabhie ( 1976) which was a romantic saga about two generations as well as in Doosra Aadmi ( 1977) which took on the subject of fate and love.
Both the films also had Neetu Singh.
Randhir acted with uncle Shashi in Sawaal ( 1982) a money versus power saga.