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Aashiqui 2 changed my life overnight: Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor is glad she’s taken some courageous career decisions so far; also talks about how she became a star overnight with Aashiqui 2.

bollywood Updated: Apr 26, 2016 10:45 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
“I always wanted to work with Mohit. I adore his films,” says Shraddha Kapoor.
“I always wanted to work with Mohit. I adore his films,” says Shraddha Kapoor. (Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)

Three years ago, on this day (April 26), director Mohit Suri’s Aashiqui 2 released and turned things around for Shraddha Kapoor. The young actor, who was fairly new in Bollywood at that time, now has several hits to her credit. “That film changed my life overnight. It connected beautifully with so many people. It was truly overwhelming and unexpected,” says Shraddha.

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Tiger Shroff (L) and Shraddha Kapoor attend a promotional event for upcoming Hindi film Baaghi in Mumbai on April 22, 2016. (AFP)

The Bollywood actor says Aashiqui 2 was important for her because she was “a crazy fan” of Mohit’s work. “I always wanted to work with Mohit. I adore his films. We were to do a project together before Aashiqui 2, but it didn’t work out. He then approached me with this one, and I’m so glad he did,” says the actor, who is excited about her next film, Baaghi, opposite Tiger Shroff.

Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor during the promotion of their film Baaghi in Mumbai on Wednesday. (PTI)

Shraddha says she is grateful to many people for her journey so far. “I want to thank all the people who stood by me. But, I also want to thank myself. It was not easy to take some of the decisions I took. It required a lot of courage. When you taste success at the beginning of your career, you become afraid of failing. So, taking risks becomes very difficult,” she says.

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From her upcoming projects, she is thrilled about the sequel to Rock On!! (2008). “I feel fortunate to be part of the movie, because I will get to explore music a lot more [with it],” says Shraddha. While she’s been busy promoting her upcoming movie of late, Shraddha prefers maintaining a low profile usually. “When your movie is coming out, you have something to discuss. If I don’t have anything to say, then what do I come out and talk about? Also, I’ve been caught up with my films, so I haven’t really had the time [to get out]. I’ve been shooting non-stop.”

First Published: Apr 25, 2016 00:00 IST

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