Arjun Kapoor & Alia Bhatt confirmed for 2 States

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Karan Johar took to Twitter to confirm the news of Arjun Kapoor & Alia Bhatt coming together for Abhishek Varman's 2 States. This is the first time that Sajid Nadiadwala & Karan Johar will be coming together to produce the movie. 2 States is a movie adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's best seller novel by the same name. It will be interesting to see how relatively new stars Arjun and Alia fare as Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan.

Here's a small excerpt on 2 States: The Story of My Marriage commonly known as 2 States is a 2009 novel written by Chetan Bhagat. It is the story about a couple coming from two different states in India, who face hardships in convincing their parents for approval of their marriage.

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it ll be a huge disaster...alia bhatt cannot portray a strong character like Ananya....I loved the book 2 states....but would hate to see the movie with such a bad cast

CAST KAREENA FOR 2 STATES WITH ARJUN KAPOOR ....MY DEAR LORD ALIA BHATT FLOP ALREADY

Oh it's Karan Johar's movie, no wonder he picked Alia. She doesn't suit the role.

" Shruti Hassan would've been perfect!!"
Indeed.

BTW by him, i meant Arjun.

This pair looks fresh but i hope they do justice to their characters in film.

Alia Bhatt **face palm**

Such a powerful character and casting Alia Bhatt **facepalm***

I haven't read 2 states so I can't comment on whether they suit the characters.

Shruti Hassan would've been perfect!! Oh well

lol! r u kidding me?? Alia as annanya?? those who have read the book could never consider her as annanya! Asin wud have been a better choice :)

I do like Alia but am sorry I just don't feel a THING for Arjun Kapoor. Nothing. Not a fan.

I like Alia Bhatt, definitely btr than Sonam & Katrina! She looks good as well! Her face reminds me of both younger Aish and Kareena :)

Good luck.

Going to be flop.....Karan made a mistake...

I'm Happy for Alia Bhatt....Shriya Saran would also have been a good choice

The least they could do was hire an actual south indian. alia is even 1/4 white!

Mon, 2013-01-28 10:28 — Anonymous

everybody keeps saying Alia is a bad choice because she cant act but I actually thought she did great for a 19 year old girl in her FIRST MOVIE with no training in acting and having just finished her 12th standard. Come on guys giver her a break. If you want to see bad acting just look at all debut movies of famous actresses (like priyanka and kareena) and then compare that to her debut performance! I think she will do better as she goes on!

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UM....she already got a break, it was called SOTY...a role 100s of girls would have killed for. This whole mentality of only one film old is so old-fashioned and stupid. So are you saying movies act as a training ground for people to become better performers? What about people like Anna Paquin, Gabourey Sidibe who were nominated for the Oscars right after their first performances? IF you think this is equivalent to comparing apples and oranges, then what about Parineeti Chopra or even Vidya Balan, both of whom were great in their debuts. Its thoughts like this and people like you that has left bollywood in a familial joke. I bet you think Katrina Kaif deserves an Oscar as well. -_-

So happy. Alia was much better than deepika, sonakshi, kat, sonam's debut movie. I am tired to see kat, dp, priyaka, sonakshi again again.
I want more new comers like Alia, Ieana, Yami, Mishti, Diana doing lots of movies.
It will be best If kjo cast Ranbir-Ileana.
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i agree with this comment!!!

i love alia!

terrible choice! hope they find a replacement for alia soon. arjun was very impressive in his debut but this girl is expressionless. 2 states was a cute book but they are spoiling it casting her. SHE CAN'T ACT! if they didn't want to use kat, anushka, deepika....pick the other talented newcomers like yami and ileana.

Already a Hit.

I am sorry but i dont see alia as ananya (if you've read the book)!

Agreeing with the Anon comment stating Shriya Saran would have complimented Arjun nicely

So happy. Alia was much better than deepika, sonakshi, kat, sonam's debut movie. I am tired to see kat, dp, priyaka, sonakshi again again.
I want more new comers like Alia, Ieana, Yami, Mishti, Diana doing lots of movies.
It will be best If kjo cast Ranbir-Ileana.

Alia Bhatt. I loved her in SOTY. Sure, she was raw, but honestly, who isn't in their debut film. Even Kareena Kapoor, who gave one of the best debuts ever, was raw in a lot of scenes. And honestly, she's only one film old. Karan Johar could cast anyone in the world, but he must have chosen her for a reason.

It's amazing how people criticize a director's casting before watching a film. People said Vidya Balan would ruin The Dirty Picture, but honestly, the movie was nothing without her.

I recently watched SOTY and I must say, Alia wasn't bad at all. Of course, I won't say that she's the best female debutante I've ever seen but I've seen much worse in the past. She needs a good mentor and substantial scripts and she'll definitely become better.

horrible choice, they should've chosen Deepika, she was perfect and yes for a guy, Ranbir.. you need good actors, these two are really LAME.

disaster, not going to work, gal can not act you need powerful actors to do these roles.. they do not even fit the age and even the IIT look, give me a break.. horrible choice..

@Alia = over rated debutant
Asin= under rated actress
Asin deserved this role!!! If not Asin, they could have got Deepika to do it! Alia ? Really?

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OH YOU ARE A BIG FAN OF ASIN BUT ALIA IS 9 YEARS YOUNGER THAN HER AND MUCH BETTER

everybody mention their fave actress for this role.
i prefer alia 100 times to asin but deepika also would be a good choice

people are so jealous and she is cute and pretty.

Asin would have been ideal !! Alia as a tamil girl is ridiculous !

Alia is an alright actress but I don't think she would suit the role! Maybe Deepika, Ileana. Shruti, Asin or Jacqueline (not South Indian but she is really classy and intelligent and doesn't look like a highschool senior) would've done justice! Also, I can't really imagine Arjun in the role! He's a little bit chubby for it I think, I always imagined Krish as more lean and toned! I think Shahid, Ranbir, Imran or even Sidharth, Varun or Ranveer would've been better choices! But you never know, they could surprise us!

everybody keeps saying Alia is a bad choice because she cant act but I actually thought she did great for a 19 year old girl in her FIRST MOVIE with no training in acting and having just finished her 12th standard. Come on guys giver her a break. If you want to see bad acting just look at all debut movies of famous actresses (like priyanka and kareena) and then compare that to her debut performance! I think she will do better as she goes on!

big time disappointment. Karan please stop your favourisum. she doesn't look like south Indian. perfect pair would be shahid sonam or ranbir sonam.

Alia looks like Junior Kareena and she is as expressionless as Katrina. She definitely has a future in Bollywood. Salman Khan are you hearing, Cast her at least four of your movies.

Alia = over rated debutant
Asin= under rated actress
Asin deserved this role!!! If not Asin, they could have got Deepika to do it! Alia ? Really?

:(

why he choosed alia ? she looks soo young though!!

i prefer sonakshi :D love her facial expression so funny

alia? come on.. they are supposed to be mature + super smart IIM grad students.. Alia, the dimwit from student of the year.. i'd have loved to see an average looking but talented girl for this role.. it's all about charm, not skin color, wake up bollywood!
a great idea ruined..

not excited.both can't act.

I can't imagine them as Krish and Ananya. Alia looks like a school girl and has nothing to do with smart and intelligent south girl Ananya, Arjun is not bad as an actor but he has nothing to do with intelligent and educated punjaby Krish... At last this time KJ is honest and not making Tamasha like "We auditioned 400 girls and boys before signing Alia and Arjun but no one was as talented as these two"...

Deepika or Shriya Saran would have been a much better choice for this role, they would look good opposite Arjun. But Miss Bhatt grabbed the project, all thanks to Mr. GayJo, what an idiot he is!! Alia can't act to save her life!

NOOOOOOO!!
i liked 2 states...... now it will be ruined because of Ms. tubelight Aalia...
and i thought ranbir was doing this film.. i dont have any problems with him doing this role but aalia? seriously? Oh Karan grow up!

One of my favorite books and he has to ruin it by casting Alia in it! Ugh!

totally agree with anon below...she looks very AVERAGE....saw the movie yesterday....thought she is just a plain jane trying to be sexy...and acting is miles away from her...the boys just stole the show.

Like I know alia?!! Bt just give her a chance maybe she'll do good :o ;$)

doesnt chennai express have the same story

Yayy!! So happy! :D

really a very bad choice of pairing.

by what sense alia looks like a south indian. Going by the book, the girls from south India.... Another disaster, and hell yeah - she cant act and she needs to stop 'Being Kareena Kapoor' !

KJo is going overboard in promoting this average (both looks and talent) protege of his.. a compkete miscast.. not that she does not suit the profile of a south Indian but also does not suite the character of the girl in the novel.

alia being cast as a tamil girl is a big joke!! they cud have taken deepika or asin

Eeek! Not Alia again! She is too young and er..too much of a non-actor.

Omg alia again ? *Shoot* i feel bad for arjun..he is such a talented actor , well no expectation from miss bhatt !!

of course it's gonna be over promoted just like SOTY so the opening will be big but, the performances of the leads are still doubtful, lets hope for the best

Why pick Alia??? Such a miscast for the role! Can't they find an authentic South Indian actress for this? They are ruining it, losers!

Alia??? Sad ;(

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