Arjun Kapoor is Deepika Padukone's sautan, shares warm friendship with Ranveer Singh
New Delhi : Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor and his 'Gunday' co-star Ranveer Singh share a warm friendship bond and to the latest is that the former has tagged himself as the sautan of latter's wife ( Deepika Padukone).
Arjun Kapoor is doing a period drama, loosely based on the lines of another period drama done by Ranveer Singh. Talking about its preparation, Arjun said that he did not take any advice from Ranveer Singh on it. Explaining the statement, he mentioned that Ranveer would had come up with his experience of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's direction; while he is working on a Gowariker's movie and the two directors have their own way of presentations.
Speaking with Mid Day in an interview, Arjun said, "Ashu sir and Sanjay sir make magnum opuses, but they have different temperaments. Here, I respected my director’s temperament. I wanted to remain loyal to my story. Ranveer would have given me his point of view [that would be derived from] Sanjay sir’s understanding. I have tremendous respect for Ranveer’s work. But this film didn’t require me [to seek his advice] because Bajirao and Sadashiv are from different eras."
Arjun also revealed that he knew very little about the Marathas and discovered his character of Sadashiv through the film. “This film starts off at the point where Marathas were ruling India. No one knew that they controlled the Mughals, who paid taxes to them. I loved that I knew so little about this story. I worked with a diction coach, and looked the part. But it was harder to perfect the character’s vulnerabilities. [What was] his personality like? Was he in love with Parvati Bai? I discovered him through this movie,” he added.
Talking more about his friendship with Ranveer, he mentioned that there are several occasions when he gatecrashes his shoots, recordings, sends long voice messages after watching my songs and kisses me on the cheeks. Our connection remains unaffected. I tell Deepika [Padukone, Singh’s wife] that I am her souten. We have been consistently warm.