Mubarakan’s winning combination
Interestingly, when Anil heard the script, he felt Arjun was the best choice among the younger breed of actors because he had the commercial sensibility to pull off a double role. The makers felt that Arjun’s natural sense of humor and commitment to a film made him an apt choice. Also, he’s the only one among his contemporaries to have played a double role in the past. Needless to say, Arjun, whose performance in an intense romance recently won the audience over, is excited about showcasing his comic timing with his uncle Anil.
Yaari Dosti can make work fun, more so in the movies. Ask for their Arjun Kapoor, Athiya Shetty, and Ileana D’Cruz, who became best buddies while shooting for the movie, Mubarakan, in London. The trio worked in Mumbai for a few days before heading to the English capital where they spent plenty of time bonding with each other.
A crew member recalls, “Arjun, Ileana, and Athiya were inseparable. They would even help each other with their lines. Their camaraderie was to be seen to be believed. They had their own coded jokes and repartees. All three of them would be on the set every single day even if they were not required.” Contrary to the oft-quoted adage, ‘three is definitely not a crowd’ for Arjun, Ileana, and Athiya.
Incidentally, his film also marks the reunion of Anil and Anees, who have treated the audience to rib-ticklers like No Entry, Welcome and Welcome Back in the past. In fact, the actor, who has essayed memorable characters like Arun Verma (Mr. India), Shivaji Rao (Nayak), Prem Kumar (Slumdog Millionaire), Majnu Bhai (Welcome Back) and Kamal Mehra (Dil Dhadakne Do), is sure about leaving a lasting impression as Kartar Singh in this film.
While Mubarakan releases on July 28, the trailer will be launched soon as a grand wedding affair across all Sony Pictures Networks channels.