It was reported recently that Aditya Roy Kapoor has been roped in as the male lead in Vishesh Films’ Aashiqui 2, a sequel to Mahesh Bhatt‘s 1990 film Aashiqui which had Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal in the lead.
It seems that even the female lead has been decided. Producer Mukesh Bhatt was quoted saying, "Yes, Aditya is confirmed for the film and the female lead is Shraddha Kapoor."
The producers had launched a global online hunt to cast new faces for this ambitious project. However, they have decided to cast Aditya and Shraddha, who have already acted in a few films.
Aditya Roy Kapoor has acted in London Dreams, Action Replayy and Guzaarish while Shakti Kapoor‘s daughter was seen in Teen Patti and Luv Ka The End.
"We did audition many new faces but unfortunately, none matched up to the requirements. So we decided to cast Aditya," Bhatt further added.
The film, which will be directed by Mohit Suri, is set to go on the floors next month.