Arjun Kapoor has two distinct projects on his plate — where Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar hits the big screen this Friday, Sardar Ka Grandson will be his first Netflix original film. Naturally, we start our conversation with the primary difference between the two mediums — the lack of box-office pressure in digital entertainment. “This is the first [digital outing] for me, so I’ll know the answer in due time. But today, a film opening in theatres is not as much about the box-office numbers as it is about bringing people back to cinemas,” he says.
For Kapoor, the black comedy is a departure from his mainstream offerings. He admits that working with director Dibakar Banerjee changed his understanding of filmmaking.
Interestingly, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar features Jaideep Ahlawat, Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav, each of whom has made his mark in the web world.