Why was Rahul Roy not invited to watch Aashiqui 2?

Why was Rahul Roy not invited to watch Aashiqui 2?

The leading man of Mahesh Bhatt’s original Aashiqui was conveniently ignored during the release of Mohit Suri’s reprise of the 1990 blockbuster

Rahul Roy was once regarded as the poster boy of the Bhatt camp. After becoming an overnight star with Mahesh Bhatt’s Aashiqui way back in 1990, Roy went on to do five more films with Bhatt’s banner Vishesh Films. But now, 23 years after delivering the only solo blockbuster of his career, Roy has remained largely ignored.

The 47-year-old actor was not even invited to watch the recently released Mohit Suri-directed Aashiqui 2- the reprise of Roy’s original hit. “I have not seen the film. Maybe because I am no longer that close to Mahesh Bhatt saab. During the last 12-13 years we just drifted apart. If I had seen it, I’d be better positioned to comment on it. As things stand, when I’m asked about it I can only conjecture,” said Rahul.

Clearly, Bhatt has been distancing himself from the actor who was once the face of his banner. Rahul too maintains that he’s not going to knock on the doors of Vishesh Films to get work. But what is his take on the sequel’s music, vis-à-vis the hysteria created by music director duo Nadeem Shravan’s magical compositions in the original movie? “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,” explained Rahul.

In an industry where you are as successful as the fate of your last film, Rahul Roy’s identity has faded and the actor’s once good friend and mentor Mahesh Bhatt too seems to have no time for the boy who gave them the blockbuster that Aashiqui was! Sad, no?Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • irfan

    hello raul je im ur fan in 90s but pls chnge ur hair style

  • Jaya G.

    This is really unfare they did not invite Mr. Rahul roy. I am his fan since Ashiqui released me and husband watched this movie several times. we still play ashiqui’s somgs whenever we get time. I am almost his contemporary in age. I just love looking at him in Ashiqui, he looked so romantic,sweet and smart guy.all the best for anything you do now.I live in houston texas, if you come to USA will see u then.

  • hina

    ye to galat kiya orr ye movi ki storyy bekar ha bus songs acchy ha aashiqi means 2 pyar karny walyy iss flim ka naam sharabi part 2 hona chahiye tha or agar app ye kahyy k wo us se itna pyar karta tha k us ne apni jaan de di to ye sub bakwas hai ku k us ne suisucid kiya or ye aashiqo k dimag mai baat dalna its all fuzul bus ganyy out standing hai i love it

  • rahul roy

    hiiiiiiiii rahul roy,itz priya frm fiji island n u r a bast n big actor for me n iv seen your aashiqui 1 movie abt 50 times,n i really like your hair style,okay byeeeee for now

  • swetha

    hi rahul u r awsum .. u r really great actor but unfortuntly ur luck is not good thats y u r not do some more gud movies but still Im ur fan.. take it easy rahul ilove u …

  • SIlvano

    Sour grapes

  • Sahil

    But Rahul Roy is right about the music of aashiqui 2, it was not a patch on the original aashiqui. Even radio stations, puja pandals and in all the homes of my friends and neighbors the songs of the original Aashiqui continue to play. The new one has come and gone, to never come back I hope. After all, 90s was a magical time. Why only Aashiqui, Can someone recreate the glorious melodies of other hits like Sadak, Khiladi, Saajan, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Phool Aur Kaante, Vijaypath, Dil, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sir, Yeh Dillagi, DDLJ, Aao Pyar Karein and many more?