Dibakar Banerjee on Arjun Kapoor's wish list 'for long'

  Mumbai, July 15  (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who is  reuniting with his former "Ishaqzaade" actress Parineeti Chopra for  Dibakar Banerjees film, says working with the director was always on his  wish list.

During the promotion of his forthcoming film  "Mubarakan", Arjun was asked about teaming up with Banerjee for Yash Raj  Films' "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar".

The actor said: "It is very  exciting. This is the first time Parineeti and I felt like pairing with  each other again because of the story of the film. Dibakar Banerjee is  one such filmmaker who has been on my wish list since a long period of  time."  

"It will be different from 'Ishaqzaade'. YRF is a home  film, Parineeti is a special co-star and the material of the film is  something different so, this combination will make this film more  special."

"I feel when you work with co-actor with whom you have  already worked, then it needs some kind of freshness so, it is an  interesting space for us and we will start shooting for the film in  October," he added.

"Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar" is about a man  and woman, who represent two completely different India, and also deals  with their love-hate relationship.

Moving on to "Mubarakan". What prompted him to do a film like this?

Arjun  said: "I wanted to work with Anees Bazmee and the icing on the cake was  having Anil chachu (Kapoor) on board and doing a double role because  that's the challenge you look for as an actor."

"The film was not  generic and I really believe in the script of this film. I really feel  it is genuinely funny film and it's a wholesome family entertainer. I  haven't done something like this earlier.

"The closest family  film that I done was "2 States", but this slightly more light-hearted  and time pass film. But in the end, this also has some emotions and  gives a message to the audience."

Expressing his views on young  actors and directors not attempting much comedy, Arjun said: "There  hasn't been much written when it comes to comedy films these days.  Actors cannot go and sign scripts beyond a point. Actors make decisions  on what is being offered to them and also directors have to see the  potential in you to fulfill it."

"Anees Bazmee must be having  some faith in my performance abilities to offer this film. Comedy is not  something that everybody can do," he added.

"I also feel that  younger directors are not pan India in their thinking. Their upbringing  is more digital and they are more into younger thought process and  problems of today's world."

"Comedy in India always worked when  it was relatable to everybody. If you see Kapil's (Sharma) show, he does  things that everybody can understand and that is why he does so well."