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Arjun Kapoor on playing a villain in ‘Singham Again’: ‘Rohit Shetty instilled faith in me and has been a guide’ 

Updated on: 28 February,2024 11:03 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Arjun Kapoor will be essaying the role of the antagonist in 'Singham Again' directed by Rohit Shetty. The actor thanked the filmmaker for believing in him to play this character.

Arjun Kapoor on playing a villain in ‘Singham Again’: ‘Rohit Shetty instilled faith in me and has been a guide’ 

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Arjun Kapoor has been garnering praise for his cold-blooded, outrageous, blood-splattered look as the villain in Rohit Shetty’s much-awaited ‘Singham Again’. Arjun says he owes it to his mentors Aditya Chopra and Rohit Shetty for believing in his ability to essay negative roles. Arjun Kapoor made his acting debut with 'Ishaqzaade' in 2012 and he received a positive response for his performance. Later, he also worked as assistant director for Nikhil Advani's 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' in 2003 and was seen in the action thriller 'Aurangzeb' in 2013. He appeared in 'Gunday', a crime action film also starring Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. The actor also worked opposite Alia Bhatt in '2 States'. Arjun also acted in movies such as 'Ki & Ka' and 'Half Girlfriend'. 

Arjun says, “I started my career in the industry by playing characters with negative shades like Ishaqzaade, Aurungzeb and after all these years, here I’m, playing a villain in Singham Again! While Aditya Chopra saw it in me to play characters that are flawed then, now, I’m thankful to Rohit Shetty for having the belief that I could play an out-and-out villain in his ambitious and much-loved Cop Universe film! Rohit Shetty instilled faith in me and has been a guide at every step of the way!”

Arjun adds, “Both these people have been true mentors in my film career and I’m grateful that a hit-machine filmmaker like Rohit Shetty believes that I could surprise people by playing a villain in Singham Again.”

The actor says it is thrilling for him to play the villain in Rohit Shetty’s film because it gave him the chance to experiment as an actor too. 

Arjun says, “I have always wanted to experiment on screen and give audiences something different to look at. So, playing an arch-enemy of the cops in Singham Again was a thrilling opportunity for me.”

He adds, “As I said, it feels like a full circle in my career when I’m on the sets of Singham Again. I got a lot of love by playing characters that were negative early in my career and I wish to get the same and more with Singham Again.”

‘Singham Again’ is scheduled to have a theatrical release in August 2024, coinciding with Independence Day. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff in lead roles, while Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Tiger Shroff appear will be appearing in a cameo. 

(With inputs from ANI)


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