With two back-to-back successes in Gunday and 2 States, Arjun Kapoor emerged as the most promising young actor of 2014. The Kapoor-lad now awaits the release of his upcoming film, Tevar, which will be the first big release of 2015.
While there is tremendous competition from his comteporaries like Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ranveer Singh and others, Arjun says competition and rankings doesn’t affect him.
“I think it’s logical to not be stuck in rankings and competition. If you put a hundred people in a room and give them a list of five actors, each of the hundred will have their own favourites and that’s because it’s subjective. There’s no point getting in a rat race because even if you win, you’ll still be a rat. There’s no fun in that. We’re not horses competing with one another. What is there to win anyway? Everything changes every Friday.” he told reporters at a promotional event.
A solo film like 2 States did ‘super-hit’ business at the box office, but the pressure is higher this time around. Tevar is a home-production, produced by his father (Boney Kapoor) and uncle (Sanjay Kapoor). While 2 States was backed by Chetan Bhagat’s popular novel, Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and UTV Motion Pictures – Tevar is being distributed by Eros International, who have had a poor 2014.
But the actor says, he doesn’t feel the pressure, atleast not until the promotional campaign is over “I don’t feel the pressure of the film until I come out for these promotional visits and talk to people who keep talking about the ‘pressure of a solo film.”
Tevar releases in theatres on January 9. The film has reasonably good reports and should take a good opening at mass centres on Friday.