Emotionally draining ‘The Lady Killer’ movie took a break to get out of this space: Arjun Kapoor

Working on “The Lady Killer” was a “mentally and emotionally” difficult experience for actor Arjun Kapoor, so much so that he had to take a break to get out of the zone.

Directed by Ajay Bahl, “The Lady Killer” is a dramatic thriller thriller that follows the whirlwind romance of a small-town “playboy” (Kapoor) and a “self-destructive beauty,” played by Bhumi Pednekar.

“‘Lady Killer’ is something else. I gave a lot to this movie. Mentally and emotionally, ‘The Lady Killer’ was intense and raw for Bhumi and me. It’s very real in that sense as a story of love. That’s why I went on vacation after that. I shot for about 45 days for that movie and went on a break. I needed to get out of that space,” Kapoor told PTI.

The 37-year-old actor is currently promoting ‘Ek Villain Returns,’ which hits theaters on July 29. After director Mohit Suri’s premiere, he will return to the world of “The Lady Killer” to complete the film’s final program.

After finishing “The Lady Killer”, Kapoor said he would like to do a lighthearted film. He would have signed the next comedy of the director “Happy Bhag Jayegi”, Mudassar Aziz.

In the past, Kapoor has taken a similar break after finishing filming movies like his feature debut “Ishqzaade” (2012) and Dibakar Banerjee’s acclaimed film “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar” (2021).

“After ‘Ishqzaade’, I had a break because I was young. I always worked continuously. Maybe I didn’t play a character that damaged me emotionally as much as doing ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’. It was exhausting because of the dialect, locations, etc. It was a heavy film in terms of preparation and filming,” the actor added.

While ”The Lady Killer” was hard on the mind and soul, Vishal Bhardwaj’s production ”Kuttey” was physically exhausting. The film is a multi-star thriller and marks the directorial debut of Aasmaan Bhardwaj, son of Vishal and Rekha Bhardwaj.

The world of “Kuttey” may seem dark, but it’s a fun heist movie, Kapoor added.

“‘Kuttey’ is not a dark thriller (movie). If you like ‘Kaminey’, you’ll like ‘Kuttey’. It’s just that we shot at night so the visual is dark. It’s a movie fun heist was physically exhausting because the movie is based on the monsoon period,” he said.

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