Arjun Kapoor is becoming one of the most consistently successful actors in Bollywood right now, having delivered decent box office performances back to back in Ki & Ka, Half Girlfriend and Mubarakan. No wonder the film-makers are willing to sign him up for interesting projects. Now there is a rumour that Arjun Kapoor is being considered as the male lead in an action thriller called Farzi that is to be directed by Raj & DK, the makers of the upcoming A Gentleman. Along with Arjun Kapoor, even Kriti Sanon, who was last seen in Bareilly Ki Barfi, is said to be considered as the female lead. If this casting comes true, this would be the first time Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon would be working together.
Mumbai Mirror, who reported this story, had a source close to the project reveal the casting update to them, saying, “Arjun and the directors have had three meetings to discuss the film in the last one month and recently discussed the script too. The actor is yet to sign on the dotted line but will be on board soon. Raj and DK have been busy with promotions of their action film, the Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez-starrer A Gentleman. Once they are done with that, they will take the discussions on the new film forward.
However when the newspaper contacted Raj, one of the director duo, he didn’t throw much clarity on the news instead saying this, “We have been super busy with A Gentleman so we haven’t had time to sit on Farzi yet. We should get to it early next month.”
Farzi has been a project that has been in the planning stages since 2014. Interestingly, Shahid Kapoor was initially considered as the lead in the movie, but it was reported that he wasn’t too happy with the script. The director duo looks to have found a replacement for him, but you do watch this space for more updates on the project.