'2 States' has more to offer beyond the kissing scenes: Arjun Kapoor

Actor Arjun Kapoor says that his upcoming release '2 States' has more than just the intimate scenes with co-star Alia Bhatt, which has become the talking point of the film.

"No one reads anything but (about kissing). So I told jokingly the toughest thing was to kiss Alia and that became the headline. It is the media who asks us questions about it (kissing) and we answer it. The audience doesn't care about it as much as the headlines are created. I think it is being given undue importance," Arjun told PTI.

Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt

Arjun does feel there is awkwardness while getting cozy on-screen, as there are several people on the sets and one has to follow the director's vision. "The first time you are doing it, there is a basic awkwardness that I hope it is alright, you don't want to be a bad kisser for any reason- be it on-screen or off-screen," Arjun said.

'2 States' is a romantic drama film based on the 2009 novel of the same name written by Chetan Bhagat. It is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar. With so much being written about the kissing scenes, when asked if he thinks of de-throning Emraan Hashmi, the serial kisser, Arjun said, "I wake up every morning seeing I can take Emraan's place.

I kissed in my first film 'Ishqzaade' and then in 'Aurangzeb' I kissed Sasha... now in '2 States'. "So for me, I have never looked at dethroning anyone. I think Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor have kissed in almost every film," he said.

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