Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor in 'Aashiqui 2'

Shakti Kapoor’s daughter Shraddha Kapoor has bagged another promising Bollywood project. Debuted with Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Teen Patti’, Shraddha was last seen in ‘Luv Ka The End’. She will be paired opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor in ‘Aashqui’ sequel. On Tuesday, Shraddha signed the deal with Vishesh Films.

“Like all Bhatt films, Shraddha has a sensual and interesting role in the sequel. It will put her in a different league altogether,” says an insider from the production house. Shraddha confirms: “Yes, I am the new Aashiqui girl.”

Aditya Roy Kapoor, who is best known for his work in films like Guzaarish (2010) and Action Replayy (2010) will step into the shoes of Rahul Roy and Shraddha will play the role of Anu Agarwal. ‘Aashiqui’ was a musical blockbuster of 1990.

The Bhatt was planning to make a sequel to the super-hit film for quite sometime but they were not getting the perfect Jodi. They always wanted a fresh pair for the movie which they finally found.

‘Aashiqui’ is remembered for his soothing music. The film is going to be love triangle of Bhatt’s 1990 Anil Kapoor-Meenakshi Sheshadri-Govinda love triangle Awaargi. The third lead will be played the Shaad Randhawa. 

"We found Shraddha very talented," Mukesh Bhatt says. "All three actors have extremely challenging dramatic roles. It's not a film about only looking good, singing and dancing. These are performance-oriented parts, and we're convinced that Aashiqui 2 would do for Shraddha, Aditya and Shaad what the first Aashiqui did for Rahul, Anu and Deepak Taijori."

But Mukesh Bhatt denies that ‘Aaahiqui 2 is a sequel. He said, "Aashiqui 2 is not a remake of any of our films," he says. "It's an original script .It's a contemporary love story dealing with mature emotions."

Promises Mukesh Bhatt: "We are resisting the temptation of carrying over Nadeem-Shravan's chartbusters from Aashiqui into Aashiqui 2. Jeet Ganguly will make original songs in Aashiqui 2. While Aashiqui had 11 songs, Aashiqui 2 will have only seven."