Ranbir Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan

The movie ‘2 States’ that has newbie actors Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt was earlier offered to Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor as well as Saif Ali Khan .This was revealed by Sajid Nadiwala. The movie is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel by the same name. Arjun will be seen playing the role of a Punjabi boy called Krish Malhotra. His costar Alia Bhatt,  plays the role of a Tamil girl called Ananya Swaminathan.

As per sources, Sajid said.”Look at the journey the film has taken. It started with Saif Ali Khan green lighting the project. Then Shahrukh Khan and later Ranbir. After that, Karan came to me saying let’s make it with Arjun and I fell off my chair. However,when we started making the movie and I saw the final product, I thought Karan was right in his judgement.”


Sajid further added,”I am proud of Arjun, because I have seen him grow. I know his dad (Boney Kapoor) and mom (Mona Kapoor) very well. I am extremely proud of him about the way he has worked in films until now.”

Arjun too was happy with the way his role has shaped up he said”It is like a dream come true to be part of a film based on a novel that was liked by one and all. I had first noticed this book on my mother’s bookshelf. This film came to me after ‘Ishaqzaade’ was released. I am excited to do this film and it is very much different from what I have done in my previous films.”

On the other hand Alia Bhatt said “I play a modern day South Indian girl who doesn’t have any accent in her day-to-day life. It is different as compared to what Deepika portrayed in ‘Chennai Express’.”