October 20th I The Cinema Times
Looks like actor Arjun Kapoor is so into praising for his TEVAR co-star Sonakshi Sinha whom he calls a complete team player. The actor says that during the shoot of the physically grueling movie, Sonakshi did not complain even once.
“Since it was an action film and involved loads of chasing sequence, she had to be out with me almost all the time. It was a difficult film to shoot but she never complained about it. This team effort adds value to a film and she is a total team player. She is a thorough professional. She is very intelligent and sorted in her craft. She knows exactly how to go with her work. It was a pleasure to work with her,” Arjun Kapoor, 29, said in an interview.
TEVAR is a remake of 2003 Telugu blockbuster OKKADU. It’s known that Amit Sharma- director of the film has not gone through any major script changes from the original film, except for the setting. Talking about it, Arjun said, “We just gave the film a different setting of Mathura and Agra. We made minor changed to it to take our story forward in that world. We have added and subtracted on the basis of length. We held the structure of the original.”
TEVAR is being produced by Arjun’s father producer Boney Kapoor and Uncle Sanjay Kapoor. Tthis is the first time that Arjun would be seen working with his father. The producer hit the headlines a few months back when Boney’s car met with an accident while on a shoot for TEVAR, but luckily he escaped unhurt. When asked about his experience of working with his dad, Arjun replied, “It was good to work with dad as we got to spend a lot of time together. His accident during the shooting shook me emotionally. He was on his way back from the shooting location to home. The incident took place after pack-up on that particular night. The moment I spoke and found out he was fine, I was put at ease. He was fine and that was the most important thing.”
The film was also made in Tamil before being adapted in Hindi. Revealing that he’s seen both versions of the film, Arjun said, “I have watched both versions of the film and the inherent energy in the original film made me excited to do it. The film is on-the-run story of an ordinary boy who gets into an extra-ordinary situation. It is something which I always wanted to do. It’s not a larger-than-life-character but his deeds are.”
When asked to share the details of his character in TEVAR, Arjun said that he would be seen sporting a rugged look in the film again, just like his debut film ISHAQZAADE. “I play a character of an Agra-based guy, Pintoo Shukla, who is very fond of Kabaddi. He is a Kabaddi champion. He is very passionate about the game and it is the only excitement in his life. He is very sweet and lovable rogue in the film. He is a college goer but he is not interested in studying,” Arjun shared.
TEVAR features Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha as the lead pair and will hit theatres on January 9 next year.
edited by Aakankshya Bista for The Cinema Times