The movie adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘2 States’ has been in news ever since producer Sajid Nadiadwala bought the rights.
One of the most covered topics about the movie in the media is about its lead protagonists. Previously it was reported that Shah Rukh Khan will be playing the male lead in the movie. Later it was reported Ranbir Kapoor was signed for the movie. But now the reports suggest that it’s ‘Ishaqzaade’ actor Arjun Kapoor who has been finalized for the movie.
Sajid Nadiadwala, who is collaborating with Karan Johar for the movie, confirmed the news.
“For some time now, there has been speculation about this association. There has also been tremendous curiosity over the casting. The suspense is over. Karan and I are co- producing ‘2 States’ and Arjun Kapoor is our hero,” said Sajid to a daily.
Karan Johar too confirmed the same.
“Sajid is an exceptional producer. His pulse on mainstream cinema coupled with his tremendous track record has placed him in an enviable position. I`m honored to collaborate with him on ‘2 States’; a film that I believe is one of the most traditionally identifiable love stories that I have recently read,” Johar said.
The duo is happy to have Arjun Kapoor on board for this project.
“I have known Arjun since the time he weighed 140 kgs. He`s now a cool dude who`s turned out to be a good actor and a heartthrob for millions. He is the perfect hero,” said Sajid.
“Arjun is wonderful and a supremely talented addition to the young bracket of actors in the movie industry. Both Sajid and I have implicit faith in his portrayal of our protagonist,” concluded Karan Johar.
The movie is going to be directed by debutant director Abhishek Varman, who has worked with KJo on ‘My Name is Khan’ and is also the creative director of ‘Student of the Year’.
Previously it was rumored that Asin would play the female lead of a Tamilian girl. But as of now the lead actress hasn’t been decided.