Mahesh Bhatt, who had directed the original Aashiqui, will be producing the third instalment in the franchise along with brother Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar. And has roped in his daughter Alia Bhatt and her rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra for the film.
Be it 1990 or 2013, Aashiqui became a hit with the audience. If Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal gave love a new meaning back in the 90s, even Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur made the fans swoon to their love saga a few years ago. And three years after Aashiqui 2, the makers are all set to take the franchise forward with its third instalment.
In fact, he will be producing Aashiqui 3 along with brother Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar. And Bhatt has roped in his daughter Alia Bhatt and her rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra for the film.
According to a report published in Mumbai Mirror, the real-life couple has been approached to play the lead roles in Aashiqui 3. Malhotra, who will next be seen in Nitya Mehra’s Baar Baar Dekho, was quoted as telling the tabloid, “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.”
Just like the last two films, Aashiqui 3 is also said to be a musical and the Brothers actor revealed that he would be taking singing and guitar lessons to get into the skin of the character. “Mohit (director Mohit Suri) wants me to sing one song. This kind of prep is a given today. I have to get the rhythm in my voice and fingers,” he added.
While his rumoured girlfriend Alia has already lent her voice to a few songs in Bollywood films, it is for the first time that Sidharth would go behind a mic. And he hopes that he is able to match up to Alia’s talent.
“If I can match up to her talent, maybe we could sing a duet, that would be a first for an actor and actress who’ve debuted together,” said the 31-year-old actor.
Alia and Sidharth, who were last seen together in Shakun Batra’s Kapoor And Sons, will yet again reunite on the silver screen for Aashiqui 3. And Sidharth is quite happy with his professional development. “We’ve known each other since we were non-actors and have been working together a lot. I enjoy the time we spend with each other,” he said.