Why is Aditi Rao missing from 'Rockstar' trailer?

Sep 15, 2011, 08:37 IST | Subhash K Jha
The second lead of the Ranbir-Nargis starrer finds herself missing from the film's trailer; current co-star Ali Zafar plays mentor

Although she plays the 'other' woman in Ranbir Kapoor's life in the movie, Aditi Rao is strangely missing from the trailer of Rockstar. The actress is apparently trying her best to conceal her disappointment.

Says a source, "This was not what was promised to Aditi. She was always meant to be the second lead, like Ali Zafar in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. And see how he has been projected in all the publicity of the film."

Ali had stipulated in his contract with Yash Raj Films that MBKD would be projected as a three-protagonist film and that Ali would get as much prominence as Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif. To his credit, Aditya Chopra kept his word.

Now here comes the interesting bit. Ali, who has been shooting with Aditi for their new romcom together in London, Paris and New York, has been advising the actress on how to not let anyone take her for a ride professionally.

"I am really happy for Ali. He is brilliant and I am a big fan of his. I don't know why I am not in the trailer of Rockstar. I'm sure they (director Imtiaz Ali and the producers) have a good reason.

I've figured out that it's better to concentrate on work, focus on the positive rather than feel bad for myself," says Aditi.

She is, therefore, giving her best to the project at hand with Ali. "That project is within my control. I can only hope for the best rather than dwell on what I don't have."

All attempts to contact Imtiaz failed. However, a source says, "Rockstar was always meant to be a Ranbir-Nargis love story. Aditi knows it. She has no reason to feel shortchanged."

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