Mubarakan hit theatres on Friday July 28 and fans as well as critics have been raving about the film. Arjun Kapoor who plays a double role in the film has done a great job and performed both the characters with equal ease and dedication. In the film, directed by Anees Bazmee, Arjun plays the roles of Karan (raised in London) and Charan (brought up in Punjab).
He is endearing in both the roles and his turban-clad avatar Charan is seen romancing Athiya Shetty (Binkle) while Karan is paired opposite Ileana D’Cruz (Sweety). Read more about the movie and our review of it here. Naturally, while were waiting to see which of the two characters amongst Charan and Karan is more interesting, fans were also looking to witness the chemistry between the two fresh onscreen jodis – Arjun-Athiya and Arjun-Ileana. We had already got a glimpse into the stars’ chemistry in the stills from the film, trailers, song videos and also at the promotional event. But we were waiting to watch the film before getting on to a conclusion.
Now that we have watched the film, here’s our take on both these fresh pairs.
Arjun Kapoor and Athiya Shetty – The Charan and Binkle of Mubarakan
Arjun Kapoor and Athiya Shetty in the song Party Waali Night from Mubarakan
If you’d remember, there have been rumours about the two actors dating each other. While, the two have constantly denied any such inclination to romance each other in real life, we knew that there is no smoke without fire. So obviously, we were excited to see them create some magic onscreen.
Arjun Kapoor and Athiya Shetty from Mubarakan photoshoot
Add to this, we had pictures from their special shoot to promote the film as Charan and Binkle and their easy chemistry was evident.
Mubarakan co-stars Arjun Kapoor and Athiya Shetty
Their very chic photoshoot for Vogue magazine upped our expectations further. However, the two don’t have a lot many scenes together. They do share some frames where they are supposed to look madly in love with each other. Their love story follows the love at first sight track but there is no spark in any of their scenes together.
In fact, they don’t even have a song – fun or romantic – to give them scope to flaunt their onscreen chemistry. You will see them groove together on the Goggle song but it has the entire khandaan dancing as well so not much to witness there as well.
Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz– The Karan and Sweety of Mubarakan
Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz in the song Hawa Hawa from Mubarakan
If you thought you’d seen all about Arjun and Ileana’s chemistry in the songs Hawa Hawa and Party Waali Night, wait till you watch the movie. The two look extremely good together and share an easy chemistry. They are like any other couple and while Charan and Binkle are in the initial stages of their relationship, Karan and Sweety have been together for two years. You can see the comfort level between them as an onscreen couple. ALSO READ: Arjun Kapoor Shows Us How To Handle Annoying Questions Asked By Nosy Aunties During Weddings And We Are Going Bonkers – Exclusive Video
Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz in the song Party Waali Night from Mubarakan
Arjun Kapoor hasn’t worked with his heroines twice and has just recently signed two more films with Parineeti Chopra, with whom he made a Bollywood debut in Ishaqzaade. But he should totally do a film again with Ileana D’Cruz. They both make a lovely looking pair and a full-fledged romantic film starring them will be lapped up by the audience for sure.
Have you seen Mubarakan as yet? Do tell us which of these two fresh jodis did you like more – Arjun Kapoor – Athiya Shetty or Arjun Kapoor – Ileana D’Cruz? Comment below and let us know.