PeepingMoon Exclusive: Nobody wanted to work with me before Aashiqui 2; though I'm from a film family, I feel more like an outsider-Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor is all set to return to the big screen after a gap of 3 years with Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar co-starring Ranbir Kapoor. Interestingly, her breakthrough film Aashiqui 2 completes a decade this year. The Mohit Suri directorial made Shraddha a household name and one of the most sought-after actresses in India. In an exclusive chat with PeepingMoon, she spoke about how nobody wanted to work with her before Aashiqui 2. Shraddha also said though she belongs to a film family, her journey has been more like an outsider.

While talking about the 360-degree change after Aashiqui 2, Shraddha said, "Nobody wanted to work with me before Aashiqui 2 (2013). I am grateful for the film as it gave me many more opportunities. Before Aashiqui 2, I was craving to get more films and wanted to be a part of more stories. It was difficult for filmmakers to believe in me. Mohit Suri did. Even Aditya Chopra believed in me for Luv Ka The End (2011). After Teen Patti (2010), there was nobody to believe in me. I gave many auditions too. People say I am from a film family but my journey has not been like that. I actually feel more like an outsider. As the film became a blockbuster, people started taking me seriously." 

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Shraddha further spoke about whether she was offered similar roles post the mammoth success of Aashiqui 2. She told, "Recently I was offered something similar to Aashiqui 2 but I felt I wanted to do something different. That's why I am doing something like Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar. I don't know about being stereotyped but wherever I go, people remember me as Aarohi. I have met people who named their children after my character, Aarohi! That film is special." 

Aashiqui 2 also starred Aditya Roy Kapur in the lead with Shraddha. It was said to be a remake of the Hollywood film A Star Is Born (1937). The romantic drama was produced by Vishesh Films and T-Series Films.