"When Aashiqui released, Rahul Roy was no one at the
time; that film made him a star," Suri told the PTI. Aashiqui
2 will also see relatively new actors - Aditya Roy Kapur and
Shraddha Kapoor. The makers were in search of new faces for the
sequel, but the idea failed and they had to zero-in on star kids,
who are one-two films old.
"The reason we chose an entirely new team was to help the
audience connect with the film," he said. Shraddha is the daughter
of actor Shakti Kapoor, who made her acting debut in 2010 with
Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan and R Madhavan. She
also did Y-Films'- Luv Ka The End. Aditya, who debuted
with Vipul Shah's film London Dreams (2009) and later
gained visibility for his roles in Action Replayy and
Guzaarish, is the brother of UTV Motion Pictures CEO
Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Suri insists that Aashiqui 2 has a different storyline
and made keeping in mind today's generation. "The story of the
sequel is new but the core of the film is the same - relationships.
When we say love story, people assume it will be a glossy love
story. It is a dramatic love story with lot of emotions," he
The film, produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar, is set to
release on April 26. Suri has directed films like Zeher,
Kalyug, Woh Lamhe, Raaz - The Mystery
Continues and Murder 2, but Aashiqui 2 will
be his first hardcore romantic film. "Aashiqui 2 is my
first love story. My previous films had love angle but this is my
first romantic film. I was tired of making crime, love films. I am
quite happy and excited about it," he said.