Working on The Lady Killer was such a “mentally and emotionally” challenging experience for actor Arjun Kapoor that he had to take a break to get out of the zone.
Directed by Ajay Bahl, The Lady Killer is an upcoming suspense drama thriller that follows the whirlwind romance of a small-town “playboy” (Kapoor) and a “self-destructive beauty” played by Bhumi Pednekar.
“’Lady Killer’ is different. I gave a lot to this film. Mentally and emotionally, ‘The Lady Killer’ was intense and raw for Bhumi and me. In that sense, as a love story, it’s very real why I went on vacation afterwards. I shot about 45 days for this film and then took a break. I had to get out of this room,” Kapoor told PTI.
The 37-year-old actor is currently promoting Ek Villain Returns, which hits theaters July 29. After the premiere of the Mohit Suri directed film, he will dive back into the world of “The Lady Killer” to complete the film’s final schedule.
After completing The Lady Killer, Kapoor said he wanted to make a light-hearted film. He has reportedly signed the next comedy from Happy Bhag Jayegi director Mudassar Aziz.
In the past, Kapoor took a similar breather after completing filming on films such as his feature film debut Ishqzaade (2012) and Dibakar Banerjee’s acclaimed film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (2021).
“After ‘Ishqzaade’ I had a break because I was young. I’ve always worked continuously. Maybe I haven’t played a role that hurt me emotionally like ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’. It was tough because of the dialect, filming locations, etc. It was a tough film in terms of preparation and shooting,” the actor added.
While The Lady Killer was tough on the mind and soul, Vishal Bhardwaj’s production Kuttey was physically demanding. The film is a multi-lead caper thriller and marks the directorial debut of Aasmaan Bhardwaj, son of Vishal and Rekha Bhardwaj.
The world of “Kuttey” may seem dark, but it’s a fun heist film, Kapoor added.
“‘Kuttey’ is not a thrilling dark[movie]. If you like ‘Kaminey’, you will like ‘Kuttey’. It’s just that we shot at night, so the optics are dark and it was physically demanding as the film is set in the monsoon season,” he said.
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