The upcoming Hindi film, OK Jaanu, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, is making all the right noises. Three years after Aashiqui 2 emerged as the first super-hit film of 2013, Shraddha and Aditya’s on-screen chemistry will be tested yet again in OK Jaanu, the Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam’s romantic classic, OK Kanmani.
The film sees Aditya and Shraddha as a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai while Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson play an older couple, who are their landlords.
“By virtue of the kind of film it is, OK Jaanu is very different from Aashiqui 2, and that was the reason we did it. We [Shraddha Kapoor] knew that we won’t be repeating ourselves and we will find a new language between both of us. We share a great camaraderie off-screen, we share a sense of humour and crack each other up, so this is a nice film to explore that side of our equation,” said Aditya.
Further adding, Aditya shared, “I found the original film very entertaining and felt it was a great opportunity for me to explore that zone. I haven’t done something like this so far in the capacity of the leading man. The film dealt with a lot of issues, which is relevant to the youth today without being preachy about it. Mani sir (Ratnam) has dealt with it in a very progressive manner.”
Shraddha adds, “The banter and conversations in the film is very real. You can relate to it, and it has the Mani Ratnam touch. Those scenes and conversations are very new for me; I haven’t done [something like] that before.”
With the film set to release tomorrow, both Aditya and Shraddha are nervous, “I am nervous before the release of every film of mine,” shared Shraddha.
Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies, OK Jaanu releases in cinemas tomorrow.