From one Kapoor to another. Debutant Aditya Roy Kapur who has made such a positive impact in Action Replayy has Ranbir to thank for the part.
Post-Saawariya, Adityaâs role was offered to Ranbir who had reservations about sharing screen space with Aishwarya and Akshay.
Veejay-turned-actor Aditya Roy Kapur made his debut last year in London Dreams as Zoheb, the Pakistani member of Ajay Devgn's rock band.
Aditya, who also plays a major role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish, has found unexpected support in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who stars with him in both his post-debut films.
While Aishwarya plays Aditya's mother in Vipul Shah's Action Replayy, she stars as his confidante and sympathetic shoulder in Guzaarish, two contrasting roles with the same actress.
Aditya is totally unfazed and far from confused about his diametrically opposed parts with Aishwarya in the two films heâs doing with her.
"Sanjay Bhansali'sâs and Vipulâs film approach and treatment of the characters are so different, my response to the scenes is decided the minute I reach the sets for the two films. So Iâm not confused by differing roles with Aishwarya in the two films," said the young actor.
"I had no burning ambition to become an actor," said Aditya, whose eldest brother Siddharth works with UTV and second brother Kunal is a director-actor. Aditya is the baby of the family.
"Considering my eldest brother is 19 years my senior, heâs almost like a father figure. So yes, Iâm the baby of the family. I think Sanjay and Vipul saw me veejaying on television and decided to sign me. Luckily both the experiences have been rewarding."
Though Aditya has been seen around with his Guzaarish co-star Monikangana Dutta, it's Aishwarya Rai he likes talking about. "She has been very helpful with my scenes, telling me how to do them. She has been a silent support on the sets. I won't forget that."
Aditya has often been seen hanging out with Monikangana. But he dismisses any talk of their friendship being anything more. "She's my co-star in Guzaarish. And we're of the same generation. So we spend time together. Otherwise I am single at the moment."