Ranbir helps cousin Armaan to bag his debut movie
It is now a well known fact that Raj Kapoor’s grandson Armaan Jain will be making his debut with the film ‘Lekar Hum Dewana Dil’. Few days ago the trailer of the movie was released on YouTube. The initial reaction to the trailer has been very good. Both the general audience and the movie fraternity seem to like it. Karan Johar tweeted, “#lekarhumdeewanadil looks like an extremely charming and new age love story..with a STAR in the waiting...#ArmaanJain”. Deepika Padukone also tweeted about the trailer praising it. As of now things are looking quite bright for the debutant Armaan who has the look of a star and apparently the skills too. But his Bollywood career would not have such smooth start if it was not for his cousin, Bollywood heartthrob, Ranbir Kapoor.
If inside reports are to be believed, Ranbir played a key role in getting Armaan the film ‘Lekar Hum Dewana Dil’ which marks the debut of Arif Ali, brother of Imtiaz Ali as director. As per sources in the industry, after finalizing the film’s script Arif Ali was looking for a suitable young newcomer actor to play the lead role in this new age love story. Ranbir is close to Arif’s brother Imtiaz and when he learned about the script, he suggested his first cousin Armaan’s name. Arif then had a discussion with Ranbir and it paved the way for Armaan who ultimately was signed for the film to play the lead role of Dinesh ‘Dinoo’ Nigam. It is reported that Ranbir felt that the character in the movie has strong resemblance with Armaan in real life. He also gave Arif details about Armaan to convince him. It looks like Ranbir took a right decision in this case.
To make things more interesting, one of the producers of the film is none other than Saif Ali Khan, Armaan’s brother-in-law. Saif too has a good relation with Imtiaz with whom he worked in films like ‘Cocktail’ and ‘ Love Aaj Kal’ and was more than happy to have Armaan in his film. Saif is known to prefer fresh ideas and modern love stories as a producer so it is quite natural that he would produce a film like this. The makers are describing ‘Lekar Hum Dewana Dil’ as a coming of age film which reflects the mentality of today’s youth and the problems created in relationships by their heavy expectations. The film will hit the theaters on 4th of July.