Saif is a younger Rishi in Love Aaj Kal

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Opening next week is one of this summer’s highly anticipated films Love Aaj Kal starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor. The film has a very intriguing story since it is set in two different times and is all about love today and yesterday. “The whole idea of the story came from us talking about love back then and love in today’s time”, says director Imtiaz Ali.

Now it is being revealed that Saif is actually portraying a young Rishi in the love yesterday part of the film. Imtiaz revealed, “When Saif and Rishi Kapoor meet, the latter begins narrating his own love story from his past. Since Rishi Kapoor’s character confesses that in Saif he sees his own ‘jawani’, it was just apt that in all the flashback portions, Saif plays Rishi. Also, to make audiences relate to this character Veer, we have also incorporated some finer nuances of Rishi Kapoor in Saif’s act.”

Along with that tidbit we have another Rishi Kapoor tidbit to share with you, according to a source, “At the end we see him with his real-life love interest and soul-mate Neetu Singh who makes a one-shot appearance.”

Be sure to catch Love Aaj Kal when it hits theaters on July 31st!

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