Arjun Kapoor: We did not imagine that Mubarakan will get a four-week run

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor is surprised over the great response for the film at the box office and didn’t expect Mubarakan to run in theaters for over a month. He had anticipated that Mubarakan which is directed by Aneez Bazmee will have its audience even though Jab Harry Met Sejal had released around the same time.

“We did not imagine that our film will get a four-week run. We wanted to put the best film out and let it speak for itself, which is happening,” said Arjun in an interview.

The actor further quoted that its an achievement that his film has been running in cinema houses successfully since four weeks. The actor said, “The film has released in a period where it is not easy to survive. I am happy with the fact that Mubarakan has been loved and appreciated. It is a rarity to see films running beyond a week. (Also) I look at the positives and I feel you cannot ever control external factors, it is something you need to make peace with early in your career.”

On questioning if he has outdone Shah Rukh Khan in the box office, Arjun said, “I think it (comparison) is disrespectful to a man who has achieved and attained so much. I am five-years-old in this profession. I have the highest regards for Shah Rukh sir. It would be wrong to talk about us in the same breadth.”

Arjun said that he is happy that his producers have minted money from the film and that people have loved the film. He said, “It was a well-reviewed film and we got encouraging feedback from everyone. It is a family entertainer and very rarely we see films that resonate with everybody, people enjoyed this clean humour.”

Speaking further about his celebration since the film has been a commercial success, the actor said “My celebration for Mubarakan is getting into prep work for Dibakar Banerjee’s film – Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.”

“After Half Girlfriend, I had taken leave for one week so that I could recharge myself for Mubarakan. I just need one week or ten days to recharge myself.”

Arjun is currently working Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar which also has Parineeti Chopra in the lead.