Overflowing ideas made me scrap direction plans: Arjun Kapoor

"I was very naive and gullible at that time and thought that I could achieve it," said Arjun


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"I was very naive and gullible at that time and thought that I could achieve it," said Arjun. PHOTO: EMIRATES247

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor says he wanted to become a director, but ideas continuously flowing from his mind prompted him to put his plans on hold.

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"I tried writing because I wanted to be a director. But I wasn't good at writing as my mind would run much faster than my hand could. And I thought of too many things which eventually didn't make sense. I just wanted to encompass everything into that script," Arjun said during the launch of writer Debashish Irengbam's book Me, Mia, Multiple along with lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar.

"I was very naive and gullible at that time and thought that I could achieve it. But that's when I realised that I'm not yet ready for direction. Since then, I haven't dwelt on it. You evolve over a course of time and something you desire now might not be something you desire five years later," Arjun said.

The actor also said he was "not a voracious reader" and that he did not have an appetite for reading.

He said he always prefers watching films over reading books, and that he also did not read 2 States, the book on which his Rs.100-crore blockbuster of the same name was based on.

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Arjun is preparing himself for his upcoming romantic film with Kareena Kapoor Khan, directed by R. Balki which goes on floors by the end of July.

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