Shraddha Kapoor Plays a Badass Basketball Player in Half Girlfriend

Earlier today, Novelist Chetan Bhagat unveiled the first look of the highly anticipated Bollywood romantic sport drama Half Girlfriend. It stars Sharaddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in the lead roles. The movie is based on Chetan Bhagat’s 2014 novel of the same name.

Though the book wasn’t well received among book lovers, but Sharaddha’s upcoming movie of the same name has grabbed attention of the masses. Both the lead actors in the movie are avid basketball players, for which Sharaddha Kapoor was trained by National Basketball Association (NBA) coaches. She went through rigorous training for past few weeks now in order to sport a basketball fanatic.

It seems International coaches from the US were called to train Sharaddha as she doesn’t anything about the sport, who now plays the sport like a pro. It is because of her hard work and passion towards acting. Both actors were trained by International coaches for hours in a day. Mohit Suri, the director of the movie, stated that Sharaddha found herself difficult to fit in the role while Arjun picks up easily.

Shraddha Kapoor Plays a Badass Basketball Player in Half Girlfriend

This is what Mohit said about Sharaddha, “Shraddha would train for hours on end every day for over a month. While Arjun is a basketball pro, Shraddha was supposed to play a university girl, who is damn good at it. It was important for her to get the basics right. She is a quick learner and also receptive to feedback. ”

He further added that some of her teammates in the film were players from Delhi University and DU’s basketball squad, will train her by playing matches when shoot was not there. The movie is shot extensively in Cape Town, New York, Delhi and Bihar. Bankrolled by Balaji Motion Pictures, Half Girlfriend features Seema Biswas, Rhea Chakraborty and Vikrant Massey in supporting roles.

Half Girlfriend is slated to hit the theatres worldwide on May 19th, 2017.