'I wish to be like Buck'

'I wish to be like Buck'

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'I wish to be like Buck'

Actor Arjun Kapoor is not confused when it comes to how he wants to shape his career.

He makes sure he plays very different roles in all his projects and that he is remembered for the same. If Arjun was seen at his romantic best in ‘Two States’ and ‘Finding Fanny’, he later donned the character of a kabaddi player and went for a complete makeover for ‘Tevar’.

He also played an adorable character in ‘Ki & Ka’ and now he is again set to play a lover boy in his upcoming project ‘Half Girlfriend’.

Arjun has also opened a new page in his career by lending his voice for the character called Buck in the fifth instalment of ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ releasing on July 15.

In an interview with Nina C George, Arjun talks about why he thoroughly enjoyed doing something that he has never attempted before. ​

This is your voice-over debut for a Hollywood dubbed film in Hindi. How was the experience and how is it different from acting?
It was definitely a very unique experience and a challenging one indeed. Here, you don’t have to show your face and  the only tool you have is your voice.    

You have dubbed for the character Buck. How do you relate to him?
I am an introvert and not a very outgoing person. So, at first, I found it difficult to relate to Buck. But soon I found Buck to be larger than life and a very colourful
character. He’s loud and speaks his mind without bothering about what people may think about what he says or thinks. I wish to be like Buck.  

You seem to have learnt a lot of languages in the process...
I learnt to speak in various languages like Gujarati, Punjabi and Parsi. The accent and pronunciation for each language was very different. I had to quickly switch from one to another. I learnt the art of changing accents and tones at a short notice.

Would you like to dub for more such animated films?
I am very happy dubbing for ‘Ice Age’ and will do so for the other projects related to ‘Ice Age’.  

You are still remembered for your role in ‘Ki & Ka’.
I never sat through the full movie of ‘Ki & Ka’ but I hear people loved my character. The character that I played doesn’t really exist in real life and this is exactly why I loved it.

How do you unwind?
I do a variety of things that keep me creatively engaged.

What’s your next project?
I play an interesting role in ‘Half Girlfriend’ which is based on Chetan Bhagat’s book of the same name. It traces the story of a young man who moves to Delhi and falls in love with a rich girl. He’s an intelligent guy but his only problem is that he doesn’t speak good English. The movie delves into the emotions exchanged between the two people.     

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