Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala have finally signed up Arjun Kapoor to play the lead in 2 States which is a screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel by the same name. Arjun, Boney Kapoor’s son, made a dashing debut with Ishaqzaade.
Sajid Nadiadwala had initially planned to make the film with Shah Rukh Khan, which was to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Then there was the buzz of Imtiaz Ali directing the film with Ranbir in the lead but that too didn’t work out. Then Imran Khan was finalized for the role but he had to opt out due to date issues as he was tied up with multiple projects. Finally, Arjun Kapoor has bagged the role and he has already signed on the dotted line.
2 States will be directed by debutante Abhishek Verman, son of veteran art director R Verman. Abhishek is also the creative director of KJo’s Student Of The Year and has also worked with Karan on My Name Is Khan.
Arjun will play a typical Punjabi boy from Delhi who falls in love with a south Indian girl. The film will go on floors by the end of the year and will be shot in Delhi.