The Aashiqui 2 actor says he and his brothers don’t mix work with personal life because it then gets messy. But he knows they would be by his side whenever need be
Aditya Roy Kapur’s elder brother Siddharth Roy Kapur is the managing director of Studios, Disney UTV, while his second brother is actor-director Kunaal Roy Kapur whose work really impresses him. “I don’t know about a sense of security as we have made a conscious decision to stay away from each other’s career because then things get muddled. I know the day I would really need help, my brothers will be there. But till then I would do it on my own,” said Aditya in an interview to a daily.
The three-film-old actor is in awe of Kunaal, who directed The President Is Coming in 2009 and acted in films like Delhi Belly and Nautanki Saala. “Kunaal is brilliant. I am in awe of him since I was small. He has been in theatre and he is a complete transformed person on stage. I would love to do a film like him. I would love to do a Delhi Belly … even Nautanki Saala looks fun,” he said.
Talking about his sister-in-law Vidya Balan who tied the knot with Siddharth last year, he said the Kahaani actor is an inspiration. “I loved her in Kahaani. I guess she was fearless. She played a pregnant woman throughout the film. She has carved her own niche in the industry… She has a lot to say. She has been in the industry in her own way and achieved so much,” he said.
As his family is involved in the filmmaking business, he does take professional advice from them, but the final call is his.
“I do take advice from them on stuff. They (Siddharth and Kunaal) are both older and have been in the game longer. You get different perspectives as one is a director-actor and the other is a producer. So you get different views on the same thing. They give me advice, but don’t tell me what to do. It’s good to make your own decisions,” he said.
Have they explored the idea of working together in a film?
“That would be amazing. We have laughed and joked about it, but we feel it is better if Kunaal and I get more entrenched into the industry, then why not,” he said.
Aditya has been part of films like London Dreams, Guzaarish and Action Replayy and admits to having taken a more commercial route compared to Kunaal. “It depends on the kind of offers you get. It’s about what makes more sense to me. I am choosing the best out of what I have. At one point of time, I used to think I would never be able to do this. But I have grown mentally and broken down walls for myself. I guess I have taken a more commercial route than him. But Delhi belly was a commercial success, so the lines are blurring,” he said.
He will be seen on the big screen after three years in Mohit Suri’s Aashiqui 2, which is coming out on April 26. In the romantic drama, he will be seen romancing Shraddha Kapoor.