Ace director Mani Ratnam’s Ok Kanmani which is being remade in Hindi as Ok Jaanu will have actor Aditya Roy Kapur play the lead. The actor says he is looking forward to hear praises from the ace filmmaker.
“We have heard he (Mani Ratnam) has seen the film. He is the co-producer, so he would have seen the film and he has loved it. We are looking forward to see him praise us in person,” Aditya told.
The Tamil version starred Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon in the lead roles, which is being reprised by Aditya and Shraddha Kapoor in Hindi.
”I haven’t met Mani sir. I have been trying to meet him but he is out of Mumbai,” he said.
The 31-year-old Fitoor actor says he is aware of the comparisons being drawn between Ok Jaanu and Ok Kanmani.
In the film, Aditya and his co-star Shraddha will be seen as a young couple in a live-in relationship based in Mumbai, and when the actor was asked if he would ever opt for it, he quips, “I have not done it before…so, I can’t speak about the experience.”
“If I am in a relationship with someone, if I feel I want to live with that person for a while, I don’t see any reason why it can be a negative thing.”
Aditya thinks live-in relationship helps one in understanding and getting closer to the person he/she is with. The VJ-turned-actor insists the film is dealing with the subject without being preachy about it. “It is neither damning either side as it is not saying marriage is a bad thing. It (film) has an older couple with a very successful marriage and then you have this couple they are in live-in. The film is not just about live-in relationships alone,” he added.