Arjun's second film of 2014 was the highly successful romantic comedy 2 States, based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat. Arjun and Alia Bhatt received rave reviews for their portrayal of a couple who belong to different cultures and the problems they face in their romantic journey. The film has made over Rs 100 crores.
The same year he featured in Homi Adajania's Finding Fanny, co-starring Deepika Padukone, Dimple Kapadia and Naseeruddin Shah. The film received critical acclaim.