Having been linked to co-stars like Shraddha Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapoor says he has now become thick-skinned to such gossips. During the making of Aashiqui 2, reports emerged of the growing fondness between Shraddha and Aditya. Even after the release of the film, the rumours continued. However, later gossip mills linked Aditya to his Fitoor co-star Katrina Kaif.
“Now I have been in the industry for quite sometime, I feel these things (referring to link ups) will be written about you all the time. I am thick-skinned to these things. Most things I don’t read and whatever I read doesn’t really affect me,” Aditya said.“I don’t want to waste my time trying to control these things as my life will become a vicious circle,” he said. Aditya, however, says that initially when he was linked to Shraddha, it used to bother him.
“As far as rumours about us (Shraddha and me) are concerned, we know each other and between the two of us we know the truth. We don’t bring it now, earlier we used to talk about it. You can’t let it affect you so much.” The 31-year-old Dawaat-E-Ishq actor thinks link-ups are part and parcel of the film industry. “It comes with the territory. I think most of the actors face this. They (actors) are linked with every co-star they work with.”
Aditya Roy Kapoor, who will be seen playing the lead role in upcoming Ok Jaanu, thinks that live-in-relationships which are common these days are not a negative thing.“It is not about what is right or wrong. Live-in relationships are common these days, that’s why so many movies are being made on the subject. Many of my friends are going through live-in relationships, some have worked out and some didn’t. But I don’t feel it is a negative thing and marriage has to do anything with it,” he said at the press conference on Saturday, ahead of the film’s release.
The film sees Aditya and Shraddha Kapoor as a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai while Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson play an older couple who are their landlords. “I don’t think it is wrong if a couple who want to get married get into a live-in relationship to know each other better,” he added.
Agreeing with her Aashiqui 2 co-star, Shraddha said: “It (the film) is an interesting take on live-in-relationship.” But Aditya added: “The film is not only about live-in-relationship. Ok Jaanu is actually a love story. The couple just happens to be in a live-in. We are not preaching about what is wrong or how modern we are. It has shown the relationship respectfully.”
The VJ turned-actor is now looking forward to the release of Ok Jaanu, in which he is paired opposite Shraddha. Directed by Shaad Ali, the romantic drama is releasing on January 13.