Arjun Kapoor turns 39: 6 unknown facts about the 'Ishaqzaade'

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Family Ties

Arjun Kapoor comes from a prominent Bollywood family. He is the son of film producer Boney Kapoor and the nephew of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor.

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Early Career

Before becoming an actor, Arjun Kapoor worked as an assistant director and associate producer on several Bollywood films, including "Kal Ho Naa Ho" and "Wanted".

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Weight Loss Journey

Arjun Kapoor underwent a significant physical transformation before his debut as an actor. He lost over 50 kg in weight to prepare for his first film role in "Ishaqzaade".

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Educational Background

Contrary to popular perception, Arjun Kapoor did not attend college. He completed his schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir in Mumbai but did not pursue higher education.

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Debut Film Delay

Arjun Kapoor's debut film "Ishaqzaade" was originally supposed to feature Sonakshi Sinha opposite him. However, due to scheduling conflicts, Parineeti Chopra was cast instead.

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Personal Loss

Arjun Kapoor faced a tragic personal loss at a young age when his mother, Mona Shourie Kapoor, passed away due to cancer. 

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