Is Aditya Roy Kapur playing Big B in Aashiqui 2?

By Faisal Saif

Aditya Roy Kapur and Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, April 14, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Aditya Roy Kapur who proved his acting capabilities in films such as 'Action Replay' and 'Guzaarish', Comes as a Solo-Lead in Mahesh Bhatt's upcoming film Aashiqui 2. The film is no way a sequel to the 90's cult hit 'Aashiqui', But it's just the name franchise that has been carried forward.

Recently, The film's Trailer was released on Social Networking sites and YouTube. Going by the Trailer of Aashiqui 2, It will definitely remind you of Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bachchan starrer 1973 Hit 'Abhimaan' which was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The Trailer of Aashiqui 2 tells the story of Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur) who is a singing sensation and falls in love with a simple looking girl Arohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor) who is also a good singer. Rahul intends to make Arohi a singing star, Their love and ego is questioned when Arohi becomes a bigger name in Music-Industry.

"Aashiqui was a cult film and it feels great to be a part of this Brand. The character i play is called Rahul Jaykar and he is a very successful musician. But he is missing something in Life. He thinks his life is not fulfilled till he finds Arohi (Shraddha Kapoor)." said Aditya Roy Kapur. The Trailer of the film looks promising and fresh with brilliant performances by the leads. But at the same time, It draws many similarities with Big B's classic Abhimaan.

The makers of the film might claim Aashiqui 2 having no connections with 1973's Abhimaan, But we will leave that decision to you after you have seen the Trailer of the film. Aashiqui 2 is slated to release on April 26th all over.

Watch: Aashiqui 2 official Trailer - Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor

Faisal SaifFaisal Saif is co-editor of Global Movie Magazine and sub-editor of Youth Eye Magazine. A passionate Bollywood Feature News Writer and film critic, Saif is a regular contributor to Santabanta, Page 3 Bollywood, Orissa Diary, PardaPhash, NewsWala, The News Tribe, Bolega India and many more online and print journals. Saif lives in Mumbai and can be reached at thatfaisalsaif at gmail.