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When Vidya Balan asked for Aditya Roy Kapoor's autograph!

IANS  Mumbai, April 26, 2013
First Published: 12:06 IST(26/4/2013) | Last Updated: 12:09 IST(26/4/2013)

After watching Aashiqui 2, Vidya Balan couldn't stop herself from asking her brother-in-law and actor Aditya Roy Kapoor for his autograph.

Aditya plays the male lead in the musical romance directed by Mohit Suri. Also starring Shraddha Kapoor, it hits the theatres Friday.

"She said, Give me your autograph. I said what rubbish, but she said give and I said, OK fine, take it," Aditya told reporters at the film's special screening here Wednesday.

After watching Aashiqui 2, Vidya couldn't stop herself from asking actor Aditya Roy Kapoor for his autograph.

Vidya is married to Aditya's elder brother Siddharth, who is the managing director of Studios, Disney UTV.

Positive reactions from family members are making Aditya happy.

"I have relaxed a little bit. I am happy and I was just waiting to see what they reacted like. Mom and dad are also quite happy with the film," Aditya said. Vidya is in complete awe of Aashiqui 2 and calls it a beautiful love story.

"I will say that I watched a beautiful love story after a very, very long time. You can really feel the love between those two people and I can't remember the last time when I felt like that when I watched a film," Vidya said here.

She is also all praise for the director.

"Really, Mohit Suri, hats off to him. The love and the passion with which he has told this story, he has brought out the best in everyone. Shraddha and Aditya are to die for and they performed even better," said the actress.

Meanwhile, Siddharth spoke in true producer's style.

"Whenever I see a good film, I wish I had made the film. But at the end of the day it is a good thing as it spurs you on to do better," Siddharth said. Meanwhile, Balan, who has been chosen to be member of the jury panel of the 66th edition of Cannes film festival, feels honoured.

"It feels great. It's a big honour for me to be on the jury of the most celebrated film festival in the world," the 34-year-old said here Wednesday at a special screening of Aashiqui 2.

"Especially this year when Indian cinema completes 100 years, it becomes more special. I am looking forward to it," she added.

When asked if she would be biased towards Indian films, Vidya said, "We are churning out better movies by the day, so we definitely deserve to be competing with films from all over the world. There is no scope for partiality and our films don't need any of us to be partial, I think we deserve to be up there."

The judges' panel includes names like Hollywood star Nicole Kidman, director Ang Lee and jury president Steven Spielberg.

The film fest will start May 15.

Japanese director Naomi Kawase, British scriptwriter-director-producer Lynne Ramsay, French actor-director Daniel Auteuil, Romanian scriptwriter-director-producer Cristian Mungiu and Austrian actor Christopher Waltz are also members of the jury.

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