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04-30-2013, 10:52 PM #1
Bhatt saab hasn't asked me to see 'Aashiqui 2': Rahul RoyTwenty-three years after Mahesh Bhatt's Aashiqui became a blockbuster, its leading man Rahul Roy is wondering why he hasn't been invited to see "Aashiqui 2".
"I have not seen the film. Maybe because I am no longer that close to Mahesh Bhatt saab. During the last 12 to 13 years we just drifted apart. If I had seen it, I'd be better positioned to comment on it," said Rahul, who had made his debut with "Aashiqui" in 1990.
"As things stand, when I'm asked about it I can only conjecture. As far as I can see, there is very little connection between my 'Aashiqui' and this film except that shot of the lovers' faces hidden in the coat. But the impact of that moment is so great that people immediately connected the two films.
"However, in my opinion nostalgia is impossible to beat. And like it or not, 'Aashiqui' is in the region of nostalgia," he added.
"Aashiqui 2", which released April 26, stars Kunal Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor,
Rahul believes the magic of his "Aashiqui" with actress Anu Agarwal can't be recreated.
"It's bizarre. 'Aashiqui' is a brilliant monkey on my shoulder. And I don't think that magic can be recreated. The music of 'Aashiqui' by Nadeem-Shravan was unbeatable. However, I like the songs in 'Aashiqui 2'. For once, I can understand the songs and lyrics in a contemporary score.
"But if you're going to tell me that this music can be compared with the original 'Aashiqui', then I'm sorry that can't happen. 'Aashiqui' was magic. Even after 23 years, they are still hummed.
"I remember within three days of the music release, people went berserk over the music. I haven't seen that kind of craze for any film soundtrack. And mind you, we didn't have 200 television channels to promote it. I still say, 'Aashiqui 2' should be able to stand on its own. But it won't match the craze of the original," he said....being a human...