Adapting Half Girlfriend for big screen was difficult: Mohit Suri

There were reports that he used to come late on the sets, but he was there for his grandmother’s funeral, he wasn’t partying. It’s bad to report such things. Also read: Sonu Nigam shaves off hair after azaan row, Muslim cleric asks why he is not wearing garland of shoes. I wanted to show how two people come from different worlds and try to figure out whose world is a right,” the filmmaker says. I have never had an issue with him. We have changed certain things and Chetan Bhagat has been quite co-operative,” Mohit told PTI. There is definitely pressure to living up to it (response the book got). Mohit Suri is back with yet another love story Half Girlfriend, which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name and the director says it was difficult to translate the book into a two-hour format for the celluloid. But I have tried not to let this factor (pressure) affect me and have tried my best to stay honest to the story.”
It is the story of a rural Bhojpuri-laced Hindi-speaking boy (Arjun Kapoor) from Bihar as he enrolls himself at a Delhi University college and falls in love with a rich Delhi girl (Shraddha Kapoor) who wants to be his half girlfriend. See pics
“It’s not true at all. Mohit has worked with Shraddha earlier in Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain but this romantic drama marks his first outing with actor Arjun. Brushing aside the rumours, Mohit says, it is unfair to put these allegations. This is my first film with Arjun and he is very endearing in the film.. 2017-04-20T11:56:42+00:00″>
Published:April 20, 2017 11:56 am

Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend is a story about a boy from Bihar,( Arjun Kapoor) who falls in love with a hardcore Delhiite ( Shraddha Kapoor). There is a lot that you need to edit and make sure all the essential points are not lost out. “It’s an interesting concept. I don’t know why people are saying we had an issue. “It is difficult as you can’t base the entire book in a two-hour film. “I have never made a film that had a story that people already knew. Half Girlfriend is a story about a guy who can’t speak English and despite Hindi being our national language the hypocrisy in India is that those who don’t speak English are looked down upon as people who speak English are forward. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now “We (referring to him and Shraddha) share a great relationship that has been successful on screen. it was interesting to work with him.”
There were reports that all was not well between Mohit and Arjun, while they were shooting for the film. “He has been honest to the film and I would like to work with him again.”
Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Half Girlfriend will release on May 19.