Jokes VJ-turned-actor Aditya Roy Kapoor as he has now acted in two films with Aishwarya Rai
Former VJ Aditya Roy Kapoor made his film debut with a small role in Vipul Shah's London Dreams last year. He is now looking at a full time career in the movies.
With biggies like Action Replayy and Guzaarish lined up, the 25-year-old bloke is more excited then nervous.
Here, he talks about working with Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan and wanting to retire now that he has worked with Aishwarya Rai!
Aditya Roy Kapoor
How did you get into acting?
I was a VJ. That was fun and easy because I just had to be myself. Then I got lucky and bagged a small role in London Dreams. After that I was in the right place at the right time and got to audition for Action Replayy. Vipul Shah thought that I was perfect to play the role of Akshay and Aishwarya's son. Around the same time, Sanjay Leela Bhansali also called me for Guzaarish and he quite liked me.
Have you attended acting classes?
No, I haven't been trained in acting. Vipul Sir told me to take diction classes to get rid of my English twang. I also attended some dance classes, but apart from that, nothing.
Both Guzaarish and Action Replayy are releasing around the same time. Are you nervous?
No, I haven't reached that position to worry about such things. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to be part of these films. Both the films are different from each other, and I think the audience is equally excited about watching both of them.
Did you learn anything after working with Akshay and Hrithik?
Akshay is so disciplined and hard working that it's unbelievable. He doesn't smoke, drink, or party. He wakes up at 5 am and is very dedicated to his workout regimen. Just being around him makes you pumped up to give your best. Duggu is extremely helpful. He's genuinely interested in making sure you do a good job with the scene. He puts in the effort to make you comfortable.
Remember your meeting with Ash?
Yes. I was on the set with Rajpal Yadav waiting for my scene. I hadn't met Ash before. She walked in with full make-up and ready with her lines. We did a great take and that naturally broke the ice between us. I keep joking with my friends saying I can retire now that I have done two films with Aishwarya Rai!
Are you dating Ahana Deol ?
No. I don't know why people jump to that assumption. She's one of my closest friends and I am fond of her but I haven't met her for a while. I am
You are staying away from your family in a rented apartment. Why?
Most of my work is near Juhu, so driving down from Cuffe Parade almost every day was really hectic. So I've got myself a place in Bandra. I enjoy my space and freedom and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Five things you must know about Aditya
His hair is naturally curly. He hasn't used a wig in either Action Replayy or Guzaarish.
He loves strumming the guitar and even plays in a band.
He loves travelling. He recently took off on a short trip to Hawaii.
He doesn't smoke, but loves collecting matchboxes.
He's a sports addict and loves playing football.
Birthdate: November 16
School: G D Somani Memorial School, Mumbai
College: St Xavier's College, Mumbai