'They failed... but that suits me'
Mohit Suri on why he has cast 'failed actors' in his 'Aashiqui' sequel
When the sequel of the 1990 film Aashiqui was announced, it was assumed that B-Town would be queuing up to be cast in the film.
However, director Mohit Suri decided to opt for a nation-wide online hunt for fresh faces to cast as the protagonists. However, disappointed with the results, Suri decided to rope in Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor for the sequel.
Interestingly, Suri points out that despite being ‘failed actors’, the two suited best for his film.” Mohit says, “I chose Aditya and Shraddha, both failed actors. Their films may not have worked at the box office, but they are best suited for my film.”
One of the most endearing scenes in Aashiqui (1990) had Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal under a big overcoat which was also used on the film’s posters. Shagufta Rafique, the writer of the sequel, states the same scene will be recreated and will also appear on the film’s posters.