Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor who is looking forward to her upcoming release Ok Jaanu opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor says that the recognition of an actor is not totally dependent on the film’s box office fate but their performance.
“You will be remembered for your performance as an actor in people’s mind. Many times, the film does not do well at the box office... that is the fate of the film, and we cannot control that, but good work will be appreciated by our audience,” Shraddha told the media alongside her co-actor to a query about the failure of their last release.
Seconding her opinion, Aditya said, “I think our fate changes in every Friday. I have seen both the side of it. In the beginning of my career, three of my films did not do well; then two films (Aashiqui 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) released in the same year and both worked well. So as an actor we have to hang on, believe in ourselves and keep working with the best of our ability.”
Shraddha and Aditya are going through the same phase that happened back in 2013 before the release of their super hit film Aashiqui 2 with their last releases - Luv Ka The End and Guzaarish respectively - being flops.
So, will Ok Jaanu be the comeback with a success for the on-screen couple?
“Well I think while casting us our director Shaad Ali must have seen something in us that fit us into the role, and it is an advantage that as on screen pair, audience loved us, so that can work in our favour,” said Aditya.
“As our on screen pairing was a hit, we got lot of offers after Aashiqui 2, but those were not the right film for us, but we loved the script of Ok Jaanu. So we said yes to the film,” added Shraddha.
Rumours of Shraddha Kapoor moving in with her Rock On 2 co-star Farhan Akhtar were at its peak recently, but the actress has slammed the reports saying gossip mongers went “overboard” this time.
The reports went so viral that Shraddha’s father Shakti Kapoor had to intervene and deny all the claims made by an entertainment website.
The 29-year-old actress, who has previously been linked to her Aashiqui 2 co-star Aditya Roy Kapoor, said nothing from what was published was true.
“I think this time it went little overboard. When you are writing something that is false and presenting it as a fact without conferming... I feel it’s extremely wrong,” Shraddha told PTI.
“For just the sake of gossips, tabloids can’t take such liberties. You can’t say something has happened when nothing of this sort has happened,” she added.
The ABCD 2 actress said she was even contemplating to take some action against the false stories.
“That point I felt sad. I wish if only some people (journalists) would be bit responsible in what they write as so many people read it. So it’s not right to paint an incorrect picture,” she said.
Shraddha said rather than her love affairs she would like her work to be discussed.
“The link- up rumours has not affected me at all but this time it did as it involved my family. If you paint a wrong picture and involve family it’s not fair,” she said.
“When you put so much hardwork into films and if the focus shifts to other things like link ups and rumours it’s not correct. I would want my work to be spoken about more,” she added.
Shraddha has teamed up with Aditya for her next release Ok Jaanu. The Shaad Ali-directed movie is slated to release on January 13.
Directed by Shaad Ali, Ok Jaanu will be releasing on January 13.