Who is Aditya Roy Kapur?
The curly mop-top has connections that are usually not mentioned in his resume, but we thought you may want to know…
Remember Aditya Roy Kapur, the guy with the bushy-curly helmet-head who popped out of nowhere and made an appearance in some of the biggest Bollywood banners over the past year or so, like Guzaarish, London Dreams and Action Replayy? If you are wondering how this ordinary, once-upon-a-time-VJ bagged such extraordinary projects, well the puzzle seems easy to solve after we discovered that the lad has quite a solidly established filmi connection. His elder brother Kunal Roy Kapur is a director and actor who was recently seen in Delhi Belly as the funny podgy guy and his oldest is Siddharth, the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, the honcho who’s reportedly dating Vidya Balan – the guy she so coyly refers to as ‘SRK’, remember? Aditya also mentioned in one of his interviews that he had absolutely no interest in acting until he was called for an audition. The lad was apparently quite content blabbering away to glory as a VJ. Such coincidences just make us wonder at life – some people struggle for years in the industry and get nowhere, while some lucky sods like Adi get into the business despite having little passion for their work and never using their influential ties. All we can say is, Kunal has proved himself, so it’s your turn now, Adi! While we like what you did in Guzaarish and in Action Replayy, never mind that both films were BO turkeys, we wait to see more of you. And if you aren’t interested in the acting biz, please give someone else that golden Bollywood chance!
First Published: 1.12 PM IST 08.01.2011