Arjun also stressed on how people are "looked down upon" if their English isn't fluent. He told IANS, "In our country, no matter how intelligent you are, if your English language is not fluent, people look down upon you. It is a shame." Arjun also pointed out, how often we feel "embarrassed" to speak in our native language. He said, "Knowing English is good, but why do we feel embarrassed to speak in our native language? Why do people start judging you based on that?"
Half Girlfriend is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's book of the same name. It revolves around a young student from the Hindi heartland, who falls in love with a "high society" girl from the capital. Their love for basketball kicks off a chemistry, that is neither friendship, nor love - it is perhaps between both. Or as Riya Somani, played by Shraddha Kapoor, puts it, it is perhaps, "half girlfriend."
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Half Girlfriend, produced by Ekta Kapoor, is slated for a May 19 release.
(With IANS inputs)