Abhishek Kapoor was offered to make ‘2 States’

Mumbai: Abhishek Kapoor has revealed that he was offered to direct a film on Chetan Bhagat's novel 'Two States', but refused to do so as he was busy with 'Kai Po Che', an adaptation of the author's another book 'The 3 Mistakes of my Life'.

"It ('Two States') was offered to me but I felt I was already working on Chetan's one novel ('The 3 Mistakes..') so I should concentrate on that only," Abhishek said in an interview here.

"'Kai Po Che' is a big project. I feel 'Two States' is about two characters..so it will be a hit. But this film was more challenging as a director," he said.

Now, '2 States' is being directed by Abhishek Verman and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar. The story is about a Punjabi boy who falls in love with a Tamil girl and the ensuing cultural clashes between them and their families.

The cross-culture romance will see 'Ishaqzaade' actor Arjun Kapoor opposite Alia Bhatt, who made her debut with Karan Johar's 'Student of the Year'.

The film based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Bhagat, is likely to release this year.

Meanwhile, Abhishek is quite excited about the release of 'Kai Po Che' on Febuary 22. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput of 'Pavitra Rishta' fame, 'Love Sex And Dhokha' actor Raj Kumar Yadav, TV actor Amit Sadh and 'Aisha' actress Amrita Puri.