On Ar­jun’s wish­list: A two­hero ac­tion com­edy like the ones in Hol­ly­wood

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - FRONT PAGE - Prashant Singh

Be it rom­coms such as 2 States (2014) and Ki & Ka (2016); come­dies like Mubarakan (2017); or ac­tion films such as Gun­day (2014) and Te­var (2015), Ar­jun Kapoor has had a tryst with var­i­ous gen­res till date. But there’s still one genre that the ac­tor yearns to ex­per­i­ment with. “Mu­jhe ac­tu­ally ek ac­tion com­edy film karni hai, some­thing like (the Hol­ly­wood hit) Bad Boys. But till date, I haven’t been of­fered any­thing that has such a com­bi­na­tion. Even Men In Black (1997) is a good ex­am­ple of such a movie. I don’t know how to de­scribe it but when I say an ac­tion com­edy, it shouldn’t be too heavy or too light,” he says.

Ar­jun says that the “idea is to mix the two gen­res (ac­tion and com­edy) nicely”. He ex­plains, “In In­dia, the best ex­am­ple would be Dishoom (2016). In fact, I’d also love to do a nice two-hero ac­tion com­edy film. It will give me an op­por­tu­nity to just en­joy my­self in a good-look­ing ac­tion film that also has a heavy dose of com­edy. It’s a great genre for some­one like me who hasn’t done it till date,” he says.

Cur­rently, Ar­jun is busy shoot­ing for Raid di­rec­tor Ra­jku­mar Gupta’s next film. “Yes, right now, I’m neck-deep in Ra­jku­mar sir’s film, which is a dra­matic, es­pi­onage thriller. It has a lot of el­e­ments that I’m very keen on try­ing, so, that’s a tick mark on my list. Now, an ac­tion com­edy would be very ex­cit­ing, be­cause that’s ex­actly what I haven’t done yet in my ca­reer,” says Ar­jun.

“How­ever, if you ask me as a viewer, I like watch­ing all kinds of films, bar­ring hor­ror. Hor­ror nahi dekhta main,” he signs off with a laugh.

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