If one looks at the Top-10 grossers of the year so far, new entrants like Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Tiger Shroff have more than 50% share to their credit. No wonder, it is the best possible time for youngsters with Bollywood lineage since practically each one of them is making a name for himself.
|ARJUN KAPOOR, VARUN DHAWAN, SIDHARTH MALHOTRA AND ARMAAN JAIN|
For someone who belongs to the first family of Bollywood cinema (Kapoors) and opens his innings with a rom-com affair LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL, there are huge expectations already from Armaan, what with competition heating up well.
“Well, people call it competition whereas for me it is a healthy surrounding to be a part of,” says Armaan, who spent 3-4 years assisting Karan Johar and his team on films like MY NAME IS KHAN, STUDENT OF THE YEAR and EK MAIN AUR EKK TU before deciding to face the camera himself.
“See, it is as simple as that; in an ocean there are 1000 fishes and all of them can survive,” he continues, “I pray to God that my first film is liked by the audience so that hopefully I can get my second film. That is what is playing in my mind currently and there is no time whatsoever to even think of competition. As for my peers, then well, I grew up with most of them. I am sure whatever genre of films that we pick and choose, we will all do well in that. When their films succeed, it is motivational for me as an actor as it also keeps me on my toes. It is better if I compete with my friends; at least the camaraderie is maintained.”
Produced by Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla, LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL features Deeksha Seth as the leading lady and releases all over this Friday.