Aditya Roy Kapoor speaks to Manju Ramanan on the pros and cons of a live in relationship. His next film OK Jaanu directed by Shaad Ali explores the idea.
What is your take on live in relationships?
I have never been in one (Laughs) but as actors we live various roles and OK Jaanu is one such brilliant film. But to each his own. If you are in a live-in relationship, you get to know your partner intimately before you decide or not decide to get married. It works too and is not that casual all the time. When it sours, it is not pleasant at all and you have to still go through the obligation of moving out. As I said, it is an individual choice.
How close is the Hindi version to the original in Tamil?
The original is in Tamil called OK Kanmani that has Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon in lead roles and was directed by Mani Ratnam sir. The Hindi version is directed by Shaad Ali and Mani sir an Karn Johar have produced it and we had a blast shooting it. It is adapted to the Hindi audiences and though it is entirely the same story, there are some moments that are different.
You’ ve shared screen space with Shraddha again?
She’s a fantastic co-star. In Aashiqui 2, we got to know each other and now there is an easy camaraderie. In that film, there was a different relationship, this one is more playful and fun.
What does the tag line of the film mean to you?
It means that you will figure out a way out of a situation eventually. You can move on and find out ways to support your decision. Man proposes and God disposes but man still tries to figure it out.