Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt have been signed for the third instalment of Aashiqui 3. Aashiqui 2, which hit the screens in 2013, saw Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles.
Soon after its release, the film became a rage of sorts among the youth of the country. The title track in Arijit Singh’s voice, Tum Hi Ho, was on the lip-tips of innumerable people. Shraddha and Aditya’s chemistry too was praised to the heavens.
Going by the success of Aashiqui 2, when Aashiqui 3 was announced, it was but expected that Shraddha and Aditya were reuniting for the silver screen. However, Aashiqui 3 went to Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt instead.
Producer Mukesh Bhatt says Sidharth and Alia have been signed for the film since the two are perfect for the roles.
Aashiqui 3 will be Sidharth and Alia’s third film together, after Student Of The Year and Kapoor And Sons.
“Yes, it is true. We have signed Sidharth and Alia for the film. They completely fit the role. When we make films, we look for the perfect casting. They both fit the bill,” Mukesh Bhatt told PTI.
The first part of the musical romantic drama was released in 1990 and went on to become one of the biggest hits of that time. Its sequel, Aashiqui 2 in 2013 was directed by Mohit Suri.
Suri will return to helm the third instalment of the successful franchise.
When asked whether the film will go on floors this year, Bhatt said, “We are currently in the process of figuring out the dates and other details. When it goes on floors will be decided soon.”
Meanwhile, Aditya and Shraddha are busy with OK Jaanu, the Hindi remake of the successful Tamil film OK Kanmani.