The forthcoming romantic musical saga, however, has Shraddha
Kapoor as the female lead, while Aditya Roy Kapoor plays her love
Smiley had debuted in 2005 with her brother Mohit's second
directorial venture Kalyug, about the pornography
industry, and the film turned out to be a huge success at the box
Smiley told IANS: "Yes, it's me in the poster. When Mohit
decided to make the film, he didn't have a face for the film, so he
requested me if I could pose for the poster. So the poster where
the girl is wearing a dress, it's me. Mahesh Bhatt (who had
produced and directed the original) wanted the poster to be the
same as Aashiqui so they requested me to pose for a
picture under the jacket."
"The girl in the sari is not me, it's Shraddha. But the girl in
the dress, which is there in the CDs, it's me. Mohit considers me
as his lucky charm and I can never say no to him. I have been
assisting him since Zehar, so in each film I try to
contribute my bit for him."
Aashiqui 2, however, is not a sequel to Aashiqui. The only similarity is that both are music-based romantic films. Up for an April 26 release, the film is being co-produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar.