It’s known that Boney Kapoor’s son Arjun Kapoor is gearing up for his big screen launch with the Yash Raj banner. However it is now being said that the lad’s name was recommended to Aditya Chopra by Katrina Kaif.
The actress, who has worked in YRF’s New York, knew that Adi was looking to launch a new boy and recommended his name.
She thinks Arjun has potential and deserves a dream launch, which they only can provide.
The common connection between Arjun and Kat is Salman Khan, who was the first to see the spark in the boy, and helped groom him, long before he’d signed the three-film-contract.
Too good to pass up
The Kapoor lad is debuting in a Chopra film, even though his dad has his own banner and has produced more than 20 films.
Although that was not the plan initially. An insider reveals, “Boney wanted to launch Arjun in a film to be directed by Prabhu Deva.
That was in the offing but when he got the YRF offer, it was too good to be passed up.”
Kat and Kapoor are close to each other, and she even ties Rakhi to him, every year She met him on the sets of Salman films for Boney No Entry and Wanted.
However the actress denies recommending his name to Adi, “No, Not true. As much as I like Arjun I didn’t even know till he was signed.”
Star kids who made their debut with outside banners
Abhishek Bachchan debuted in JP Dutta’s Refugee in 2000. It was a musical cross border love story between a Muslim girl and Hindu refugee
Kareena Kapoor debuted with Abhishek Kapoor in JP Dutta’s Refugee in 2000
Karisma Kapoor debuted in Murali Mohan Rao’s Prem Qaidi opposite Harish Kumar in 1991
Ranbir Kapoor debuted with Sonam Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007 based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story White Nights.
Sonam Kapoor debuted in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007
Abhay Deol debuted with Ayesha Takia in Imtiaz Ali’s rom-com Socha Na Tha in 2005.