Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has apparently walked out of a heist thriller Farzi due to date issues. The actor was in talks with the director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK for the film which has Kriti Sanon playing the pivotal role. As per the reports, Arjun’s cousin Harshvardhan Kapoor who is currently prepping up for Abhinav Bindra biopic will take over Farzi. Previosuly, there were reports about Shahid Kapoor being considered for lead role in the film.
“Arjun was in talks for Farzi, until recently. But then the director duo’s A Gentleman, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez, released last week, and tanked at the box office. As reports started trickling in, Arjun felt that at this point in his career, it wouldn’t be wise for him to act in a heist film. The Farzi project in case hadn’t gone beyond an offer, and due to factors that didn’t align, Arjun decided not to take it up. The film hadn’t reached the monetary discussion stage either. Arjun is keen to do a rom-com like Namastey Canada, which he starts next year,” said a source to a leading Indian daily.
Adding further the source said, “He is also a producer’s [Boney Kapoor] son, and doesn’t like to keep anybody hanging. Arjun immediately recommended his cousin, ‘Harsh baba‘ (Harshvardhan), as he calls him. The makers went to Harsh thereafter. The quirky subject is right up Harsh’s alley.”
Director Nidimoru said, “Yes, we were in talks for Farzi with Shahid Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, but the talks were at initial stages, and they fell through. Then we got busy with the release of A Gentleman. Now, we are figuring out how to take things forward, and which actor to approach. As far as casting Harsh is concerned, it is too early to talk about it.”