&pictures to premiere ‘Half Girlfriend’ on 23 Sep

MUMBAI: Hindi movie channel &pictures is set to premiere ‘Half Girlfriend’ on 23 September at 8 pm.

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling novel ‘Half Girlfriend’, the film is directed by Mohit Suri. Known for films like ‘Ek Villain’, ‘Aashiqui 2’ and ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’, this was his first production venture along with Ekta and Shobha Kapoor.

Starring youth sensations Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, the film also features Vikrant Massey, Rhea Chakraborty and Seema Biswas amongst others. Aided by a catchy storyline and fresh faces, Half Girlfriend’s music topped the charts for weeks with love anthems like ‘Baarish’ and ‘Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga’.

To heighten the entertainment quotient, &pictures is presenting director Mohit Suri and novelist Chetan Bhagat in a candid conversation revolving around Book V/S Film. The two witty men will take the viewers on an exciting behind the scenes journey of Half Girlfriend talking about the film’s music, shooting locations, characterization, Bill Gates and much more during the premiere of the movie.

Talking about the premiere, director Mohit Suri said, “People usually say that your nervousness comes to an end after the film releases, but that is not the case with me. Now that Half Girlfriend is premiering on &pictures; I am equally or more nervous because the film will reach out to a much larger set of audience. I have always felt that television is a strong medium and all my films were heavily viewed on television. With the premiere of Half Girlfriend this weekend, I hope the viewers love it and enjoy this unique love story of Madhav and Riya.”

Madhav (Arjun Kapoor), a simple boy from the heartland of Bihar who can barely speak in English gets admitted to a prestigious college in Delhi through sports quota. On campus, he meets Riya Somani (Shradha Kapoor), an elite Delhi girl. What is love at first sight for him; is friendship for Riya. Obsessed to make her his girlfriend, he miffs Riya and she leaves him to get married to her family friend. The story of the movie moves ahead in time when Riya and Madhav meet each other at Patna, only to find that she is single. Madhav gives his love a new chance and starts pursuing his love for Riya again. When Madhav attempts to track her down, he finds that she has cut all her ties in India and disappeared.

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