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11 December 2023

Shraddha Kapoor has been a real half girlfriend. To who? Read on…

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By Sanskriti Media

Sharaddha Kapoor essays the eponymous role of the half girlfriend in best-selling author Chetan Bhagat’s fifth novel adaptation – Half Girlfriend directed by Mohit Suri and co-starring Arjun Kapoor.

Before you read too much between the lines, read what Shraddha has to say.

“I was in college and I used to like this boy. But I did not want to be committed. Hence, the terminology ‘Half-Girlfriend’ has been a part of my life from that time onwards.

It has happened with a lot of my friends as well in college. It has happened in school too. I used to like a boy in school, but he was not interested in me.

Those relationships border on the edge between a friend and girlfriend and hence can be termed as a half-girlfriend,” philosophises Shraddha, who made box office history with films like Aashiqui and then with Ek Villain.

Shraddha incidentally has not read all of Chetan’s works. “I have read his book One Night At A Call Center. I had just begun reading Half Girlfriend when Mohit told me not to read the book any further because he had made certain changes in the cinematic adaptation.

But Chetan is a cool guy. He kept us entertained during the making of the film,” she says.

Interestingly, Chetan’s other three films earlier barring Hello based on One Night At The Call Centre have done well at the box office.

Five Point Someone made as 3 Idiots and starring Aamir Khan has been the biggest hit so far. Two States with Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt based on the book of the same name has done well. Kai Po Che based on Three Mistakes of My Life starring Sushant Singh Rajput also carved a niche as pathbreaking cinema.

And now Half Girlfriend also has Chetan as a producer sharing profits if the film makes box office history.