Post the success of Aashiqui 2, Aditya Roy Kapur talks about his roles, relationships and handling new-found stardom.
With the exception of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, he would like to make a strategic choice and focus on consolidating his position as an actor. For that he needs to do lead roles. Aashiqui 2 has worked terrifically and he has been accepted by the audiences and now it is more important than ever, for him to choose his films wisely. Still Aditya says “it’d be ridiculous to say I would be ignoring all supporting roles.”
For someone who has been receiving so many accolades for his recent release, the best compliment he has ever received comes from An elderly lady who came up to him and said that she had spent her entire life with an alcoholic so she knew what their peculiarities were, and he got the complexity of an alcoholic character perfectly right in the film.
When asked if he needs the assurance of a relationship to keep himself grounded, Aditya said, “I don’t see any direct connection, but yes everybody needs a compassionate relationship. I haven’t had one in a while, but that’s not really my priority right now. If love comes and hits me on the face, then I’m not going to let it go because you can’t control the matters of the heart.”
Talking about overnight stardom “It is quite unreal. I have never seen such kind of success in my life. Not even around me. It makes me nervous. I’m trying to soak in as much as possible because I’m well aware of its tentative nature.”
The obvious question arises that why didn’t he approach his brother Sidharth Roy Kapur, who is the CEO UTV Motion Pictures to help him out with roles? He clarifies “It was a very conscious decision among all us brothers to not to interfere in one another’s business. All three of us are doing well. I never needed his help because it was never my ambition to become an actor. I wasn’t running around Bombay asking for work. I was happy with whatever I was getting. So when these films didn’t succeed, I wasn’t left heartbroken. I did them because I felt I shouldn’t say ‘no’ to an experience.”