"Yeh half girlfriend hota kya hai?" Arjun's character asked in the teaser. Apparently, the answer is "dost se zyaada, girlfriend se kum." Also apparently, women are to be blamed if they aren't instantly 100% on board when a friend demands to be elevated to boyfriend status.
Arjun Kapoor's exaggerated Bihari accent has earned him few admirers. Shraddha Kapoor, on the other hand, fares better in Twitter's reviews of the trailer - there are several tweets praising her performance and look as the sophisticated Riya. But it's the 'half' jokes that are taking over - here are some of the most entertaining.
OMG #HalfGirlfriendTrailer really blew my mind. Said no one with even half a brain.? RJ Dipp (@TheRadioJoker) April 10, 2017
Half like for Sharddha and half dislike for Arjun!! #HalfGirlfriendTrailer? Nagraj Returns (@CrookBond_D) April 10, 2017
Sharrdha is half the size of Arjun,maybe thats why they named the movie 'Half Girlfriend'. #HalfGirlfriendTrailer? .. WIN IPHONE 7 PLUS (@giveawayvyosa) April 10, 2017
Why does Arjun Kapoor look like he's eaten the other half of his girlfriend?? Gen Raheel Sharif (@GenRahil_Sharif) April 10, 2017
Half Girlfriend is the second Chetan Bhagat adaptation to star Arjun Kapoor after 2 States.
Shraddha Kapoor was last seen in OK Jaanu earlier this year, Arjun hasn't had a release since 2016's Ki And Ka.
The cast of Half Girlfriend includes Vikrant Massey and Seema Biswas. Mohit Suri directs and Chetan Bhagat has writing and producing credits. The film releases on May 19.