2 States” was one of the most successful films in the Bollywood career of Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Although it is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel, the Bollywood touch added to the story stole our hearts. The chemistry of Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor has made headlines and there is speculation about a possible relationship between them. However, both stars denied these reports and the rumors were quickly dispelled. Now that the film is four glorious years old, here are some of the most unknown facts of the love story between Punjab and South India that you probably didn’t know.
Although Alia seemed to be the perfect South Indian girl for the role of Ananya in the film, Anushka Sharma would have been Karan Johar’s first choice. Anushka rejected Karan’s offer and stated that she was not convinced of the role she was offered. However, there are also reports that the talented actress could not accept the film because she was too involved in the projects of Rajkumar Hirani and Anurag Kashyap.
Alia played the role of a young girl from Tambrahm who believes in doing things her own way, no matter what society says. Despite her family’s resistance, she continues to try to convince them of her love Krish (Arjun Kapoor).
Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, “2 States”, is one of five novels that have been adapted into Bollywood movies. “3 Idiots”, “2 States”, “Kai Po Che”, “Hello” and “Half Girlfriend” are based on Chetan Bhagat’s novels.
For the uninitiated, “2 States” tells the story of two people of completely different regional backgrounds who fall in love with each other at university. Despite the many oppositions from their respective families, they decide to stay together. However, tensions continue to surface in their lives that end up separating them. But it is in the film that we must see if they end up together.
Anushka Sharma is not the only one to have been selected for “2 States”, Priyanka Chopra is also supposed to play the lead role in the film. In December 2010, a media portal reported that Priyanka Chopra, after being confirmed for the lead role in “2 States”, was suddenly dismissed – thanks to the leader Shah Rukh Khan and his conviction that the script required a new face.
However, it seems that Shah Rukh later changed his mind and convinced Priyanka to play in the film, but PeeCee’s alleged arguments with Vishal after “Saat Khoon Maaf” contributed to his decision to reject the film.