Actor Arjun Kapoor has been a part of films based on author Chetan Bhagat’s novels twice. But he said he never read the books and instead, just followed the vision of his directors to play the characters. The actor had earlier featured in ‘2 States’ and will next be seen in ‘Half Girlfriend’ — both based on Bhagat’s books. Arjun said, “I have never read a Chetan Bhagat book in my life. But yes, I have worked on two films adapted from his novels. I think I never faced any problem on that because none of my directors suggested me to read them and those scripts were pretty substantial for me to understand the character.
The upcoming movie is directed by Mohit Suri, the film revolves around the journey of a man from Bihar who faces difficulty in getting accustomed to urban life and get college admission due to his lack of command over the English language. Talking about the issue, Arjun said it always happens in real life as people’s mind is conditioned in such a manner that we tend to think that knowing English makes a person intelligent and smart.
Intellect, he said, has nothing to do with knowing a language. He further said, “In my daily life, if someone is not comfortable to speak in English, I quickly start speaking in Hindi as I am at ease with both the languages. But judging someone based on that… I don’t do that consciously. However, the thought (of the other person not knowing English) crosses our mind for once.”