The Ishaqzaade star Arjun Kapoor, who will be seen as a college student and a kabaddi player in his upcoming film Tevar, says that working with his father has been his life long dream.
Tevar, produced by Arjun’s father Boney Kapoor, is a remake of Telugu action film Okkadu. Talking about it, he says “I am very happy and excited to be working with my father… it is a life long dream of mine. I am happy that I can do a film that is his. He is not making a film for me but a film that he loves making, his kind of cinema.”
“We have made certain alterations to the original film because we have to play to a bigger spectrum of audience here. My character is that of a college student who is also a kabbadi player, he is passionate about the sport. In India, Kabbadi is not given too much importance,” Arjun said.
“Circumstances lead him to go on a run with a girl. He is mad and eccentric, it is a fun loving character,” he said, talking about his role in the film. “It is completely away from the angry image people seem to have about me. It is an action film, but I am a fun loving boy. It is about an ordinary boy and an extra ordinary situation. It is too early to speak about it,” added Arjun, who will be seen next in the film Gunday
About his experiences in learning Kabbaddi, Arjun says “I had a very bad injury…and I was resting a lot in December. But I did a bit of preparation and met a few kabbadi players. They have taught me the basics and essence of the sport. They have a certain body language, they have been teaching me the stuff.”
When asked about his look in the film, he says “For my look in Tevar, I have coloured my hair a bit. My stubble is heavier in the film, have lighter coloured hair. I will also be seen sporting an earring.”
Directed by the debutante director Amit Sharma, the film also stars Sonakshi Sinha.