'Have to conquer a lot in Bollywood'

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Post the success of Aashiqui 2, actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is three films old in Bollywood, wants to “conquer” a lot more and is willing to work hard.

Shraddha, daughter of popular actor Shakti Kapoor, made her acting debut with Teen Patti alongside megastar Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan and others. Her next release was Luv Ka The End with Y-Films, which is a subsidiary of Yash Raj Films. However, both the films failed to garner much attention.

It was her third release, Aashiqui 2 which turned out to be a huge success. “After the success of Aashiqui 2, I feel I need to conquer a lot more. I am constantly working towards it and I will work harder. Nobody expected Aashiqui 2 could do so well as it had two new faces.

“It changed so many lives that Friday; of mine, Mohit Suri’s (director) and also that of Aditya Roy Kapur’s (actor), besides singers and composers,” Shraddha said in an interview to PTI.

Shraddha feels the success Aashiqui 2 has received is like a “crazy phenomenon” and the kind of appreciation that came from all quarters was overwhelming.

“For me, actually be remembered as ‘Arohi’ (the name of character) was the biggest compliment. Whenever I go out people scream ‘Arohi...’ that is the effect of Aashiqui 2,” the actress said.

Honoured to be working with director Mohit Suri on Ek Villain, the actress said, “It feels great to be working with Mohit again. I am a huge fan of his work. His movies have great love stories. I loved Awarapan a lot. To work with Mohit again is the reward of Aashiqui 2”.

Shraddha has projects like Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider and Remo D'Souza’s ABCD sequel, at hand. “It is a conscious effort on my part to do different roles. I want to do something that people have not seen before... surprise everyone. There has to be variety in work,” she said.

With lot of new actors around, Shraddha is well aware about the competition that exists but she is not scared about it.

“It (competition) is not scary. I know competition is there and it can come my way by new, fresh faces that are around or are coming up. It pushes me to work hard. I know if I don’t work hard I will be left behind. So, I continue to work hard,” the actress added.

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