Arjun Kapoor to celebrate Diwali with Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez as they shoot for ‘Bhoot Police’: We will be able to have a basic get-together

Arjun Kapoor recently left for Dharamshala with Jacqueline Fernandez, Saif Ali Khan, and Yami Gautam, as they commenced the shoot of horror-comedy ‘Bhoot Police’. With Diwali round the corner, the actor will not be returning home and will be working during the festive week.

Arjun confirms saying, “I am not going to meet my friends and family this Diwali and I will be working but I feel blessed and lucky that I am getting to work this year after all that we have seen. I think my friends and family would understand the lesser we socialise and the more we maintain distance, it will only allow us to maybe prevail against the virus it’s beneficial to all. Even our festivities should teach us that we don’t need to be with one another to celebrate. It’s the emotion, it’s the feeling.”

Considering work as a Diwali gift, Arjun revealed that the team of ‘Bhoot Police’ will take a day off from shoot for celebration. He adds, “I am feeling grateful to be working, lucky to start a film in a time where it seemed impossible a couple of months back. I guess that’s a Diwali gift. God has been kind. I plan to spend it in Dharamshala with our cast & crew. I think we will be able to have a basic get together because we are in a bubble while we are shooting. It will be a day off, allowing everybody to connect with their families back home and take it easy and just be happy and pray for an amazing start to the new year.”

Ask him what his wish is for this Diwali and he says, “My wish for Diwali would genuinely be that the world gets back up on its feet and I think we are slowly attempting it. It’s a long way to go but I do believe the last six months have taught us that we need to be patient and that patience will pay off in the future. Here’s hoping that by next Diwali, we would be back on our feet as a society, as an industry. I wish and crave that we are able to entertain more people, they come out to watch our films, theatres are back properly and of course with OTT being there, we can continue to make great content to entertain people.”

Arjun spent most of his lockdown time with sister Anshula and he will miss celebrating Diwali with her. “I usually spend Diwali with my friends or family and mostly with Anshula. To begin with, we do a puja at home on Diwali. This year, I guess, she will have to do it on her own. I will join her over a zoom call. I guess at this point the sibling love has to prevail digitally rather than physically,” concludes Arjun.