'The Film Pushed Me To Get Out Of My Comfort Zone' — Arjun Kapoor On Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

Shubanka Sridhar , 24 May 2021
Arjun Kapoor; Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar poster (Source: Instagram | @arjunkapoor)
Arjun Kapoor; Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar poster (Source: Instagram | @arjunkapoor)

Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra starrer Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar had a theatrical release on March 19th this year. But, given the pandemic looming over us, not many could catch it. The Dibakar Banerjee directorial released digitally last week on Amazon Prime Video and is being touted as a ‘true hidden gem of a film’. The film’s IMDB ratings also shot up after the audiences loved the gritty crime thriller.

What really works in the film are the performances by the lead cast. Arjun especially has managed to take us all by surprise with his formidable performance as a Haryanvi cop named Pinky Dahiya.

Speaking about it, Arjun thanks Dibakar for his vision to make him a part of Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar where he plays a character who wreaks havoc in the life of an ambitious Delhi girl, Sandeep (effectively played by Parineeti)the

Arjun says:

SAPF will always be a special film in my career. It pushed me to experiment and get out of my comfort zone and I’m glad that it is paying dividends for me. As we all know, Dibakar is a visionary director and he created a world that was raw, unhinged and highlighted the underbelly of Delhi. I will always be thankful that he saw me to be a part of this world and made me the vehicle of chaos in the film.

Sharing how he prepped for the role with Dibakar and expressing his excitement about all the appreciation, he says:

There comes a stage in an actor’s life where one has to walk the path less travelled to make a different kind of mark and, for me, SAPF will always be that film. I’m grateful for the love that the film and my character is getting. I was like an apprentice under Dibakar for 3 months before we started shooting and it definitely shows in the film. He has extracted the best out of me and I will be indebted to him for his belief.

Well, we are so glad he got on board this film as he sure did such a fabulous job! Have you guys watched the film yet?

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