Chetan Bhagat’s Semi Autobiographical 2 States Look Revealed

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2 States Cover PicThe first look of 2 States that stars Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor was recently revealed. Both Alia and Arjun who would be sharing screen space for the first time are very upbeat about 2 States, which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat‘s novel by the same name.

While Arjun will be seen playing the role of North Indian Krish, Alia will be getting into the garb of the spicy and intelligent South Indian Ananya Swaminathan. The shooting of the film is almost over and the film is now in its postproduction.

2 States is being directed by debutant filmmaker Abhishek Verman and co-produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiawala.

A screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat‘s 2 States, the story is about a Punjabi boy who falls in love with a Tamil girl, and the ensuing cultural clashes between them and their families.

Krish Malhotra meets Ananya Swaminathan at IIM Ahmedabad where they are both pursuing an M.B.A. Ananya’s charm and good looks bring her to the fore of the popularity chart at the Institute and although Krish finds her very appealing, this reputation makes him wary of her. Ananya enlists Krish’s help who is an IIT graduate and the duo began their friendship. Soon this friendship blossoms into love and the pair become inseparable.

The real story begins in their last year at the Institute when having moved past all of the other person’s idiosyncrasies, the two are resolved to tie their love through the bond of marriage. However, they aren’t the only ones involved in this decision and although they are in love, there is the question of their families.

With the parents not accepting their love, Ananya is sent off to meet Tamil Brahmin boys while Krish is sent off to meet respectable Punjabi girls. However, Krish cannot forget Ananya and is the same with her and he embarks on a quest to win over her family to finally marry her.

Through a number of amusing and misfortunate clashes, the families disapprove of this union due to their cultural and ethnic differences.

2 States is slated to release on April 18, 2104.