A die-hard romantic, Shraddha Kapoor, who has an appetite for love stories like “Pyasa”, “Devdas” and “Titanic”, would love to experience dream like romance in real life too.
Shraddha, who has finally arrived with musical romantic saga “Aashiqui 2”, said: “I am very romantic as a person. I believe that love should be something mad and full of ‘pagalpan’…It should be mad or it should not be there. I love romantic films. I hope I have a fairy tale romance.”
Daughter of Shivangi and actor Shakti Kapoor, Sharddha’s first two films – “Teen Patti” and “Luv Ka The End” – were damp squibs, but she has carved a niche for herself with Mohit Suri’s directorial venture “Aashiqui 2”, a Rs.12 crore film that earned Rs.20 crore in the first three days, and people even appreciated both the actress and her co-star Aditya Roy Kapoor for their work.
Romantic film was always on her wish list.
“I always wanted to be a part of romantic films. There are lots of romantic films, which are my favourite like ‘Pyasa’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Titanic’ and ‘The Notebook’. These are the ones which really stand out in my mind. Now there is ‘Aashiqui 2’ as well. I have a thing for mad passionate love stories,” she said.
The initial failure did upset Shraddha, and she was quite “heart broken”. “But then I understood that it is a part and parcel of the business. Successes and failures come and go and you have to brush it off,” she added.
Currently shooting for Karan Johar’s production venture “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein”, the 24-year-old wants to be part of films which help her to connect with her fans.
“Even though ‘Teen Patti’ didn’t do well, people said nice things about me. I want to be a part of films where the story connects to the audience. I want to do good stories and work with good directors,” she said.
What about projects with ensemble cast?
“It is not about the screen time that your role has, but what sort of an impact you can make. There are a lot of actors who may not have a lot of screen time, but their performances have been appreciated. So, if I get to be a part of stories which interest me, I would take it up,” she said.