Veejay-turned-actor Aditya Roy Kapur, who also plays a major role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish, has found unexpected support in Aishwarya Bachchan, who stars with him in both his post-debut films.
While Aishwarya plays Aditya"s mother in Vipul Shah"s Action Replayy, she plays his confidante and sympathetic shoulder in Guzaarish - two contrasting roles with the same actress that could create a confusion of perception. It may be recalled that Jaya Bhaduri played Sanjeev Kumar"s daughter and wife in Parichay and Koshish respectively.
Aditya is totally unfazed about his diverse roles with Aishwarya in the two films. “Sanjay Bhansali Sir"s and Vipul Sir"s film approach and treatment to the characters are so different, my response to the scenes is decided the minute I reach the sets for the two films. So, I"m not confused by differing roles with Aishwarya in the two films," says the young actor, who made his debut last year in London Dreams as Zoheb, the Pakistani member of Ajay Devgan"s rock band.
“I had no burning ambition to become an actor," confesses Aditya, whose eldest brother Siddharth works with UTV and second brother Kunal is a director-actor. Aditya is the baby of the family. “Considering my eldest bro is 19 years my senior, he"s almost like a father figure. So yes, I"m the baby of the family. I think Sanjay Sir and Vipul Sir saw me veejaying on television and decided to sign me. Luckily both the experiences have been rewarding."
Though Aditya has been seen around with his Guzaarish co-star Monikangana Dutta, it"s Aishwarya Bachchan he likes talking about. “She has been very helpful with my scenes, telling me how to do them. She has been a silent support on the sets. I won"t forget that."
Aditya has often been seen hanging out with Monikangana. But he dismisses any talk of their friendship being anything more. “She"s my co-star in Guzaarish. And we"re of the same generation. So we spend time together. Otherwise, I am single at the moment."
From one Kapoor to another. Debutant Aditya Roy Kapur, who has made such a positive impact in Action Replayy, has Ranbir to thank for the part. Post-Saawariya, Aditya"s role was first offered to Ranbir, who had reservations about sharing screen space with Aishwarya Bachchan and Akshay Kumar.