The fan in question is Urvi Bhanushali -a freelance photographer, who is also engaged to be married. Seated on a large wooden couch, Urvi asks the actor why he remains a bachelor. “I will get married when I want to have kids,” says Arjun. “I come from a liberal family and they wouldn’t mind if I gave a live-in relationship a shot. I am so used to being by myself that I will have to shift a few gears before I settle down.”
“What is your idea of an ideal girlfriend?” asks Urvi. “Koi prototype nahi hai! As long as she laughs at my silly jokes -and I do crack a lot of lame ones -I am happy,” he smiles.
“Till the age of 26,” he continues, “I was only focussed on achieving something in my life. I did my first film when I was 27 and I began receiving attention from the opposite sex. But meanwhile, I also lost a parent and never experienced stability after that. Today, at 30, I am all over the place. I don’t want to get into a relationship and affect someone’s life badly.
Urvi points out that that Arjun often comes across as not being a people’s person, largely due to the disinterested, I-don’t-care expression he usually sports. “When you’re with 20 people at a press con, you can’t always give everyone a reply that’s worthy of a headline. It becomes difficult with the stress of too many people judging you all the time. It’s worse when I give interviews on the phone, as the interviewer thinks I am disinterested. But I am just a lazy, laid-back guy staring at the idiot box, lying on my bed, while I talk,” he says.