Anees Bazmee’s “Mubarakan” has generated a huge anticipation even way before the release of the film. The movie has an interesting ensemble cast. And we have come across news that makes us adore the cast all the more.
From the recent pictures on the set of the film, we can comprehend that Arjun and Athiya, who paired opposite each other for the first time, are all set to deliver a crackling chemistry.
The comfort and chemistry that they share are evident. They developed a fab working equation with each other during the London schedule and have become great friends. Arjun plays a double role in the film, in which one as Charan, a Sikh who wears a turban, and paired opposite Athiya, who plays the role of a simple girl, Binkle. While the other role as Karan, a London boy, paired with Ileana D’Cruz.
Arjun, when asked about Athiya, shares,
She’s a strong girl. It’s the first time that I am being paired with Athiya. I do know her from before, though. But it was during the London schedule that I got to know more about her personality and the madness in her.
“Despite being her second film, I think she is very prepared, sorted and truly has the courage to take on roles out of her comfort zone,” he added. And recalling her dedication, he says,
I remember she had lost her grandfather on the day she started filming for “Mubarakan”. She completed her work, took a flight back to Mumbai, then came back to London and continued working. This just shows what a strong girl she is and that she is here to stay for that reason.
Calling his co-star ‘super-spontaneous’, he reveals that the photo collage was taken by her.
He says, “Athiya started fooling around on the sets and this is how we got the pics. She made us shoot and they ended up so good that we are using it as the first look.”
When asked about Arjun, Athiya says that he is one who look at things on a bigger picture. And she agrees when he gave credit to her for the pictures saying, “At least he gave me credit for these pictures. Rather than having a typical ‘romantic’ picture as a first look, I just thought this was more fun and closer to the feel of the film. These pictures perfectly depict the madness, confusion, and fun of these two characters.”
Athiya admits to having an absolute blast working with Arjun on the film.
She lists out his qualities saying, “Apart from being a great actor, he has an impeccable comic timing. He is very selfless and always focuses on the bigger picture. Another great quality of his is that he ensures everyone is happy on the set. People feel he’s very serious, but he’s also fun and very chilled-out to work with and very knowledgeable about the production part of it.”
Of her other co-stars, Ileana D’Cruz and Anil Kapoor, she says that they were fun to work with and that they would all hang out together.
“Mubarakan” is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios and is slated to release worldwide on July 28, 2017.