Arjun plays Madhav Jha, a Bihari, in the romantic-comedy movie, Half Girlfriend. Shraddha Kapoor will be seen playing the role of Riya Somani from Delhi. The movie makers had previously shared the first poster of the movie.
Half Girlfriend is an upcoming movie, directed by Mohit Suri, based on Chetan Bhagat’s one the best selling novels, starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles.
In the short video, Arjun is reading excerpts in Hindi from the same novel. Holding the book, he is seen wondering the meaning of Half Girlfriend in the first teaser released on Tuesday of his upcoming movie.
In this video, Arjun is describing the characters of Riya and Madhav. Madhav is nervous while beautiful Riya is confident as she speaks English fluently. She is the best girl in St. Stephen and likes to play basketball. He described his love interest as a storm and his life’s destiny. However, Riya wants to become his Half Girlfriend. He asked the meaning of Half Girlfriend in the end which is being answered on Twitter by his fans.
Before the start of film shooting and dubbing, Arjun interacted with Bihari locals. He went the extra mile and stayed in Bihar for more than 10 days to learn the Bihari dialect and habits. He further got help from an expert to learn the diction properly.
However, his efforts didn’t really seem to become fruitful when it comes to the Bhojpuri language as this 42-second surprise teaser clip shows.
Ever since people came across Chetan Bhagat’s novel Half Girlfriend in 2014, users of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook went ROFL. The film is the love story of the lower middle-class guy and big city girl.
The movie will show how people who lack fluency in English get overlooked. It will focus on the close friendship and the complicated relationship which develops while playing basketball. Their relationship and the meaning of Half Girlfriend has been described in the movie’s tagline. It means more than a just friend but far less than a life partner.
Arjun and Shraddha will be seen together for first time in this movie. The movie will expectedly release on 19th May 2017.