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Ranveer didn't want me kissing Deepika, says Arjun Kapoor


Gunday actor tells #NoFilterNeha that Alia Bhatt is the best kisser, but he would love to date Priyanka Chopra.

Mayur Lookhar

Neha Dhupia’s unfiltered conversations are becoming a rage with netizens, with the Julie (2004) actress getting better at making her guests reveal startling facts.

Dhupia was in conversation with Gunday (2014) actor Arjun Kapoor and she got him to make some candid confessions, including about his dream date. It wasn't really a surprise when Kapoor said his choice was Priyanka Chopra.

"I want to go to Priyanka Chopra city," he said. "I'm ready to go to Quantico city. This is how Ranveer [Singh] and I often tease her. We were in Macau hosting IIFA [International Indian Film Academy awards], and we told her I wanna go to Kuala Lumpur city." Kapoor and Singh had starred with Chopra in Gunday.

Kapoor has so far worked with actresses like Parineeti Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha and Alia Bhatt. Asked which of them is the best kisser, Kapoor retorted, "I’ve never kissed Sonakshi Sinha.”

Dhupia then asked him cheekily whether he had kissed the Akira (2016) actress in real life since he was rumoured to be dating her. Kapoor refused to fall into the trap. "Not all that appears in the media is the truth," he replied.

Nevertheless, Kapoor picked Alia Bhatt as the best kisser. “I had never worked with Alia before. We had never known each other. When you don’t know a person, you have these pre-conceived notions about whether the other person would be awkward. We had barely begun shooting for 2 States (2014) and on the tenth day, we had this kissing scene at dawn, under a shower. Initially, I felt a bit awkward, but I was pleasantly surprised with the shot. It was a very cute kiss,” said Kapoor.

The kissing discussion then moved to best friend Ranveer Singh’s girlfriend Padukone. Kapoor had kissed her in Finding Fanny (2014). So, did this create any uncomfortable moments with Singh?

“Ranveer would request me not to do it," said Kapoor. "He himself had a cameo in the film, so he had read that script. It was a very functional kiss. I have been friends with Deepika since she was dating Ranbir Kapoor. She would always laugh the moment I said hi to her. She has always seen me as the fat kid. No matter how much you change, some friends will always look upon you the same way.”

Kapoor has been in the news lately for his proximity to actress-model Malaika Arora, who has filed for divorce from actor-producer Arbaaz Khan. Kapoor has been spotted a few times coming out of Arora’s apartment.

While Dhupia didn’t ask him any direct question on the subject, Kapoor mocked talk of his relationship with Arora saying that one hangs out with a lot of people and one need not get physical with all of them.

Kapoor, who will be seen romancing Shraddha Kapoor in Half Girlfriend (2017), accidentally revealed that there are no intimate scenes in the film. “You can have everyone as your half girlfriend," he said. "In the film she gives me all other aspects in a relationship except the physical part. Yet he loves her.”

When Dhupia asked Kapoor to choose between the love of his life and a great film, Kapoor chose love. But when it came to choosing between Ranveer Singh and the love of life, Kapoor didn’t hesitate in choosing Baba, as he fondly calls Singh, with whom he is thick as thieves.

A self-confessed fan of wrestling, Kapoor said he didn’t pay much heed to the ‘don’t try this at home’ disclaimer on WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) as he fought with his siblings and friends. Dhupia, too, rolled the years back and asked the Ishaqzaade (2012) actor to equate his friends with popular WWE stars. According to Kapoor, Salman Khan is apt to be called Bret Hart, while Ranveer Singh is Macho Man Randy Savage.

“Ranveer can be likened to Macho Man. However, when he went bald for Bajirao Mastani (2015), I used to call him Papa Shango. And as for The Rock Dwayne Johnson, Varun Dhawan would get upset if I picked anyone else. John Abraham matches The Rock’s physicality. So, I would pick the Dishoom (2016) boys,” he said.

Interestingly, Kapoor didn’t compare his cousin Harshvardhan Kapoor to any WWE wrestler, dubbing him 'Daniel Day Harsh Kapoor' instead for his obsession with method acting.

Catch the fun-filled #NoFilterNeha episode with Arjun Kapoor on the Saavn app.  Here’s a teaser from the conversation: