Arjun Kapoor was KJO’s first choice over SRK and Ranbir Kapoor

At the 2 STATES trailer launch, producer Sajid Nadiadwala revealed that filmmaker Karan Johar, his co-producer had convinced him to take actor Arjun Kapoor as the male protagonist in the film.

“2 STATES’ script was green signaled by Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. But eventually Karan came to me and said we should sign Arjun for the film and I fell off the chair listening to it. But today I feel that was the right decision. I feel proud of Arjun and his work,” confessed Sajid.

He further added, “2 STATES has been beautifully adapted by Karan and Abhishek Varman (director) and I am very proud of the final product.”

2 STATES starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, releases on April 18, 2014.

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