2 States is a Bollywood Romantic film directed by Abhishek Varman. The film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name written by Chetan Bhagat and adapted to screenplay by Abhishek Varman. It is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar. It stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.
Actresses Asin, Priyanka Chopra & Deepika Padukone were approached for the female lead. Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone left the project due to date issues. Asin was selected because the lead actress was supposed to be south Indian in the film but she was later denied due to unknown reasons. Then owing to various reasons the makers decided to go with Alia Bhatt. Actor Arjun Kapoor was selected as male character while media rumored many names such as Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan.
Scenes were shot at Chennai, Delhi, IIM-A and Gol Limda Bhajiya House near Astodia Darwaza in Ahmedabad in August, 2013.
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