‘Half Girlfriend’ Trailer: Dear Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Suri, STOP stereotyping Biharis!
As a proud Bihari I am appalled by actors Arjun Kapoor and Vikrant Massey’s ‘Bihari’ accents in the trailer of Mohit Suri’s Hamari Adhuri Girlfriend, sorry, Half Girlfriend. For those who haven’t read Chetan Bhagat’s trite and trashy novel—unfortunately, I have—Arjun plays Madhav Jha and Massey (an exceptionally talented actor otherwise, here reduced to hamming in Mr Kapoor’s inspiring company) plays his best friend Shailesh.
At several high-points in the hysterical trailer Massey is seen warning and reprimanding Madhav for being led up the garden path by the love of his life Riya, played with leggy authoritativeness by Shradha Kapoor who badly needs a hit after superbombs like Rock On 2 and Ok Jaanu….Yes, that was the name of her last film…Ok Jaanu.
Every character in the trailer seems to love the title, though. They keep saying ‘Half Girlfriend’ so many times I wondered if they were hoping to multiply the halves into something complete.
But the trailer of Half Girlfriend remained half-baked till the end. The accents and performances matched the mood and intention of the film’s producer Ekta Kapoor’s soap operas. Even Seema Biswas who plays Madhav ‘Arjun’ Jha’s mother did not remain unaffected by the looming mood of …read more