Mumbai: In what sounds incredible, Boney Kapoor’s son Arjun did not use his influential connections to bag a role in Yash Chopra’s ‘Ishaqzaade’.
This Kapoor kid, who is paired opposite ‘Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl’ sensation Parineeti Chopra in the film, actually grabbed his debut film through Facebook.
Talking to DNA, a source revealed, “Yash Chopra’s casting director Shanoo Sharma came across Arjun’s profile on FB and immediately decided to meet him. At that time, no one knew that Arjun was Boney’s son. They wanted to meet him because they were looking for somebody who could look rustic and rugged but could portray emotions very well at the same time. Once they met Arjun, they were sure that they wanted no one else but Arjun for this film. Despite being sure they wanted him, he was put through a regular audition process and after a couple of look tests they finally decided to cast him.”
Arjun lost his mother to multiple organ cancer recently. It was her dream to see her son sizzle on the silver screen and she had also shared a poster of her son’s debut film poster on Twitter just a few days before her death.
Arjun is now working doubly hard so that he is able to realise her dream.
Here’s wishing this young man all the very best!