Aditya Roy Kapur, who is ready with his next release in romantic comedy Daawat-E-Ishq, says he is yet to discover love in real life. The film has been directed by National-award-winner Habib Faisal and also stars Parineeti Chopra.
Aditya plays a cook named Tariq who is from Lucknow while Parineeti is a sales representative from Hyderabad in the movie, releasing on September 19. "I have been in a relationship and which I thought was love but it was not. I am still discovering love. Hopefully, I will be meeting the right person one day. But I am not looking for it actively. If it has to happen, it will," Aditya said.
The buzz in B-Town is that he is dating his Aashiqui 2 co-star Shraddha Kapoor. When asked about Shraddha, Aditya said, "She is a very dear friend and that's it. The media has written a lot about us and I believe that is part and parcel of being an actor." Aditya believes that media focuses more on his personal life than his career.
"I don't get affected by all these stories. My mood doesn't depend on what I read. What matters to me is how my family and close friends feel." Aditya says he had to read up a lot to prepare for his role in the movie. "The zone which I have entered in the film is completely alien to me. I have never been to Lucknow and I can't cook. The best I can do is make coffee, scrambled eggs and Maggi! I completely went with his direction. My father is an excellent cook so I took a few chopping lessons from him which really came handy during the shoots."
Aditya will be seen in a new avatar in the film as he will be sporting a crew cut with 'surma' in his eyes. "As an actor I feel one should use his look to trick people. My director wanted me to adapt this look as he felt the audience needed to see a new character on screen.