Actor Shraddha Kapoor is set to romance Aditya Roy Kapur for a second time on screen, in Ok Jaanu. Shraddha said the film became a memorable experience because of the close friendship they share in real life and she hopes that the camaraderie is able to pull the audiences to theatres too.
Shraddha and Aditya, who were previously rumoured to be dating, impressed one and all with their intense chemistry in the 2013 romantic drama Aashiqui 2. The duo is back with Shaad Ali’s Ok Jaanu, which is an official remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film OK Kanmani.
Sharing about her equation with Aditya, Shraddha told indianexpress.com, “It was really fabulous working with him. I have a blast with him. We know each other really well and we are very good friends. We are very comfortable with each other. We really enjoy each other’s company. Hope this camaraderie translates on screen.”
The 29-year-old actor also said that she and Aditya are excited about being seen in a light-hearted love story. “Considering, Ok Jaanu is in a fun space unlike Aashiqui which was in an intense space, we both were really excited that we will be seen in a new light,” Shraddha said.
Ok Jaanu has been co-produced by Ratnam and Karan Johar. Aditya and Shraddha star as a young couple living together in Mumbai. The film also has Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson playing their landlords and an older couple. The film is set to hit theatres on January 13next year.
Shraddha is hands full with Mohit Suri’s romantic comedy Half Girlfriend too. Half Girlfriend is the big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel by the same name. The actor said being directed by Mohit for the third time in her career, after Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain, has been nothing less than an honour.
“I am extremely excited about Half Girlfriend. It is the third time Mohit and I are working together. I just love working with him and I am glad I got to be directed by him again. I will finish shooting for the film by the end of this year,” Shraddha said.
The film also stars Arjun Kapoor in the lead role. It will arrive in theatres on May 19, 2017.