Aditya Roy Kapur’s back in the race with Malang. Why did he let the advantage of stardom after Aashiqui 2 slip through his fingers? Says Aditya, “ I don’t know whether I was completely able to grasp the significance of that success. The kind of romantic film that it was, and a solo-hero project for me…. I wasn’t aware of how big it was. I needed to be on the ball, to understand what that kind of success meant.”
Aditya admits he didn’t follow the logistics of the box-office. “Though we’re now a film family (Aditya’s elder brother Siddharth Roy Kapur and his younger brother Kunal are part of the entertainment industry) while I grew up there was no talk of cinema or the film industry in our home.”
Now of course Aditya is a “fully filmy” type. His relish of the grammar of commercial Hindi cinema is quite delightfully evident in Malang, his new hit film where he goes through the paces of a full-on commercial action hero with an all-new gusto.
So impressed is director Mohiti Suri with Aditya’s new power-packed hero-giri that he has not only signed Aditya Roy Kapur for the sequel to Ek Villain, Suri has also got Aditya on board for another project, this time an out-and-out romantic film like Aashiqui 2, though the character won’t be as destructive this time.
Aditya realizes he has played the self-destructive hero more than once in Ashiqui, Fitoor and now Malang. It’s time now to try something in the fun zone.