Aditya Roy Kapoor: The Accidental Actor
Aditya Roy Kapur recently completed 10 years in the industry. The actor does not particularly boast of a successful career but still seems to be a go to option for multi-starrers.
The ‘Aashique 2’ actor Aditya Roy Kapoor recently completed 10 years in Bollywood. Coming from a family of artists, this young Kapoor has not been particularly inclined towards acting.
Shocked to find out that the ‘Kalank’ actor has already completed 10 years in the industry? Here’s a look at all the films the actor has been a part of.
Before making his debut in 2009, Aditya Roy Kapur was a VJ at Channel V. He made his debut in the musical comedy London Dreams, alongside Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Asin. He then went on to do Action Replayy and Guzaarish. Both the films failed to do well at the box office, but Kapur’s performance in Guzaarish as an aspiring magician received praise from critics.
After 3 years and 3 flop films to his credit, he bagged Mohit Suri’s film Aashiqui 2. This was his first film in a lead role. His work in the film and pairing opposite Shraddha Kapoor was appreciated and praised. He played the role of a successful singer with a drinking problem. In the same year, he was also seen in Ayan Mukherjee’s hit film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Kalki Koechlin. In this film, he was seen playing an alcoholic who ends up ruining his career. For his role in this film, he was nominated for the Filmfare award for the Best Actor in a supporting role.
After two successful movies, he was offered lead roles. However, the films did not work in his favour and bombed at the box office. In the year 2014, he was cast opposite Parineeeti Chopra in the film Daawat-e-Ishq. Then in 2016 and in 2017, he was seen in Fitoor and OK Jaanu. Both the films failed to make a mark. OK Jaanu was the Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam’s film OK Kanmani. While the original film was a massive success down south, its Hindi counterpart failed to create a similar impact.
In an interview Kapoor said that he had never intended to become an actor, adding that he refers to himself as an accidental actor because he became an actor by chance.
The 33-year-old actor has of course seen the highs and lows, had hits and misses, and received both appreciation and brickbats for his performances.
After taking a sabbatical for two years, Kapoor was back with Karan Johar’s period drama Kalank. He also has two more films lined up for release- Mohit Suri’s Malang and Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2.