Birthday Wishes: Arjun Kapoor, The New Angry Young Man

From action-hero to a double role to a romantic-hero, Arjun Kapoor is doing it all in his first few years in Bollywood.

MUMBAI: Arjun Kapoor may have appeared on screen just twice. Last year, he debuted opposite Parineeti Chopra in ‘Ishaqzaade’ playing a brash, angry launda. In April this year, he appeared in a double role in another Yashraj Films production, ‘Aurangzeb’ where the ‘angry young man’ avatar was further personified.

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One would think that he wants to continue doing action in his movies; even his role in his next film ‘Gunday’ is that of an action hero. But after ‘Gunday’, Arjun Kapoor jumps to a romantic comedy in ‘2 States’ – an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s book. He also has a role in Homi Adajania’s road trip movie ‘Finding Fanny Fernandes’.

Most importantly, he’ll play a role in the sequel to ‘Mr. India’, appearing in the film with his uncle Anil Kapoor. Clearly, Arjun Kapoor looks to be testing the waters.

Arjun Kapoor has not always been an actor though. Being producer Boney Kapoor’s son, he was always attuned to the whims and fancies of Bollywood. Arjun Kapoor started off in Bollywood, though, as an assistant director. He started off being the assistant director on ‘Shakti: The Power’ (2002) and later the Shah Rukh Khan movie ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’. He also turned assistant producer in 2005 with ‘No Entry’ and followed it up with ‘Wanted’ (2009).

The new angry young man seems to be a man of many talents. Will we see him go behind the camera one day for a full feature presentation? Maybe, but till then we are eager to see what Arjun Kapoor holds for us in front of the camera.

Here’s wishing Arjun Kapoor a very Happy Birthday!

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