May 6, 2014 10:56:01 AM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Arjun Kapoor is in an emotionally charged state. His 2 STATES is turning out to be a major success with every passing day and it has not just surpassed his biggest grosser till date, GUNDAY, but is also all set to enter the 100 crore club. For someone who started with a solo hit ISHAQZAADE and has scored even bigger with 2 STATES, Arjun is relieved that he can now be an asset instead of liability for his dad Boney Kapoor when it comes to his first home production TEVAR.
"This is exactly the reason why I didn't debut with a film produced by my father. Filmmaking is a very emotional process and especially for a producer, it is quite draining. Now imagine someone going through the drill for his own son; he was bound to be all the more emotional. Also, you have seen how my father spends money on his films. He goes all out as films are his passion. With me being there as his leading actor, I did not want his business prospect to change. I wanted to get into a kind of standing commercially where I could pull off a film on my own instead of being a burden on my father," says Arjun.
Now that he has delivered successes with the likes of Aditya Chopra, Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar, Arjun is gearing up for TEVAR which has Sunil Lulla (Eros) stepping in as a producer along with uncle Sanjay Kapoor.
"I am happy that my father is not stressed in making a film for me now. I had to be an asset for him and the fact that I have worked with these productions and delivered should give him further confidence," says Arjun for whom the super-success of 2 STATES is yet to sink in, "I feel I have given him strength to make a film with me in his own style."
Though 50% of TEVAR has already been shot, one now waits to see how Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and Sunil Lulla go about shooting for the rest of the film. After all, with stakes going further higher up for Arjun, one can well expect enhanced power for TEVAR which is going to be his next solo biggie before the close of year.