The third instalment of Bollywood’s hit franchise Aashiqui is in the works. And it turns out that rumoured lovebirds Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra will be replacing the former on-screen couple Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor, reported Mumbai Mirror.
“Scripting is in progress but it should be up and running next year. Aashiqui 2 had lots of love, angst and music. I’m looking forward to more,” said Sidharth. Revealing that film-maker Mohit Suri wants him to croon a single Aashiqui 3, Sidharth shared he will be taking singing lessons soon.
“Mohit Suri wants me to sing one song,” he said, adding that learning to play the guitar is a prerequisite. “This kind of prep is a given today. I have to get rhythm in my voice and fingers.”
Asked if Alia is going to help him prepare since she is already a playback singer, Sidharth responded, “I hope so and if I can match up to her talent, maybe we could sing a duet. That would be a first for two actors who’ve debuted together.”
Reports suggest that Shraddha is not peeved about Alia being chosen over her, as she clarified that this film will tell a different story than its previous instalment. Earlier speaking at the promotion of her film Baaghi, Shraddha told the media, “Aashiqui 2 had a very strong connection with the audience. I hope people like and appreciate Aashiqui 3 in the same way,” reported The Indian Express.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2016.