'I want to explore different aspects of my personality'

'I want to explore different aspects of my personality'

Girls gathered around the green room, peeped behind the black curtain and exclaimed ‘He’s cute!’ Inside the dark cubicle was the suave Aditya Roy Kapur getting ready to walk the ramp for a fashion show.

“I hate it, I don’t know why they are calling me,” he says and bursts out laughing adding, “No yaar, of course, I’m liking it.”


Amid the frenetic activity the debonair artiste found time to speak to Metrolife about his increased association with the fashion world.

“I’m really happy to be here. I walked the ramp for Manish (Malhotra at India Couture Week) since I have worn a lot of those clothes in the past. These clothes worked well. So when he asked Alia and me to do it, it was a no-brainer. I was really excited and kicked to do it. And over here at Jabong Online Fashion Week also, I think what they are doing is great. It’s good to bring new talent in the industry. I tho-ught it’s a great thing and wanted to be a part of it,” says Kap-ur as the clock ticks signa-lling the time for his entry on the stage.  

There is pal-pable energy among the audience but the actor is calm. “I don’t know if I am confident walking the ramp. You see and decide. But it’s just a walk and we all know how to walk. I have to walk and smile and I don’t think I am that bad at it,” he says with a twinkle in his eye.

All set to charm the people waiting with bated breath for his entry, Kapur says, that apart from this, he is going to impress girls with lip-smacking dishes that he will prepare as a Lucknowi cook in his upcoming film Daawat-e-Ishq opposite
Parineeti Chopra.

“It is not that the roles I have done so far didn’t challenge me, but I wanted a different kind of challenge and Daawat-e-Ishq gave me that kind of chance to be in a film that I have never been a part of. I play a character which is mainstream, but still not a commercial cinema ‘hero’ so to speak,” he says, admitting “I want to explore these different aspects of my personality”.

One wonders if this is the reason he is accepting unconventional roles? “It is important that you keep changing things. I did a different role in Aashiqui 2 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and wanted to explore something that challenges me.”

So will he take up a supporting role now, after having been cast as the main prota-gonist? “It depends on the film. I don’t see anything wrong in playing a support hero as long as it is important to the film,” says Kapur with a conniving wink.

“I think right now I would stick to main roles which I am being offered and I am very happy to do that. But if a great director comes to me tomorrow and says ‘I would like you to be a part of this film and you are supporting,’ I might just do it. You can’t be close-minded about these things.”

Soon the emcee announces his entry on the ramp and Kapur walks amid hip hop dancers like a perfect ‘hero’!

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