Actor Arjun Kapoor talks about the time when India was under lockdown in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that he was extremely low around then as the film industry was suffering and theatres were closed. He said that it was his chat with an army man in Dalhousie, that gave him the courage to do Bhoot Police.
Bhoot Police was dropped on September 10, 2021, on Disney+ Hotstar. The movie features Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arjun Kapoor, Yami Gautam Dhar, and Javed Jaffrey.
Ina recent interaction with Bollywood Hungama, Arjun said, “So during the lockdown, I was sitting at home and signed Bhoot Police and we went to Dharamshala for the shoots. The first phase was in Dalhousie. I guess it was 6 months after the lockdown in 2020. At that time my confidence was very low. My film Panipat didn’t do well at the box office, theatres were shut down and the industry was under lockdown. And that was the first time since lockdown that I went out to do a film. I went there very confused. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it.”
He added, “So when I reached Dalhousie, the army had a barricading to enter Dalhousie and I was lost in my thoughts, then when my car reached there and the guy looked at me, he said ‘Aray Arjun Kapoor aray how are you sir, I saw your film Gunday’. At that time, I realised, that this is the audience I am working for. They don’t care if my film didn’t work. Mein itna toota hua tha itna under confident tha and uss aadmi se mila aur usne 3 minute baat ki (I was so broken and underconfident at that time and I talked to him for 3 minutes) and his words gave me the power to do that film. I could go and do a whole film knowing that’s how my audience remembers me, that’s not an agenda. He gave a normal reaction. It is the biggest win of my 10-year-long career that an army officer in Dalhousie knows me, he likes my work.”
Arjun’s previous movie Ek Villain Returns, featured John Abraham, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria in lead roles and was dropped on July 29.