Chetan Bhagat’s novel Half Girlfriend based Bollywood film by the same name will be released in 2017 while first look has been released, in which film’s lead male and one of most popular actor of young generation Arjun Kapoor is playing basketball. This is the second time, Arjun Kapoor is going to star in Chetan Bhagat‘s novel adopted film after Two States (2014).
Chetan Bhagat’s novel 2 States adapted movie was also starred by Arjun Kapoor, movie crossed 100 crore at the Indian Box office and received positive responses from critics and audiences. The movie was well noticed for its music, was composed by famous trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and they received Best Music Director by Filmfare Awards. 2 States director Abhishek Varman received award as Best Debut Director by Filmfare.
Chetan Bhagat was launched his book Half Girlfriend in 2014, before he gained fame through Kai Po Che! (2013) and Two States (2014). Kai Po Che! (2013) was received several positive responses and Shushant Singh Rajput along with Rajkumar Rao and Amit Sadh were highly acclaimed for their work in film.
Shushant Singh Rajpoot was first choice to cast in film Half Girlfriend (2017) but due to his busy schedule, Arjun Kapoor is going to play a character of Bihari Guy who gets admission in well reputed college and starts love to a western culture following girl and impressed her by his game.
Shraddha Kapoor will play lead female character along with Arjun Kapoor in film Half Girlfriend. Young popular director Mohit Suri is going to direct them. He is very well known for his previous hits like Ek Villain, Aashiqui 2, Murder 2, Raaz – The Mystery Continues, Awarapan and Kalyug. He and Shraddha Kapoor are going to third time together, their Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain were successful at Box office and revived very well responses from audiences and Critics.