Happy Birthday Aditya Roy Kapoor! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!

I should be able to scrape up a dozen, right?  I didn’t bother last year, but then last year I hadn’t seen Daawat-E-Ishq yet.

1.1. I love you because you are half Jewish!  So if you have been looking for your good Jewish boy Indian film crush, this is him.

2. I love you because you worked as a VJ before becoming an actor, giving you a casual charm in public appearances that you still haven’t lost.

3. I love you because you started out as a “junior artiste”, taking small roles in London Dreams, Action Replayy, and Guzaarish.

4. I love you because your big break movie is silly and sappy and stupid, but by golly you committed to it!


5. I love you because you followed up a lead role in a low budget film, with a second lead role in a big film.  Smarter than holding out for another big part.


6. I love you because you then went back to the small budget lead film, and made a completely delightful one.


7. I love you because you didn’t completely rely on your family connections, despite your brother being the head of one of the largest studios in India, you worked for Dharma and Yash Raj and Bhatt Films, before UTV.

8. I love you because you have just kept going, still being smiley and cheerful in public appearances, even as your career has gone dangerously downhill.

9.  I love you because you are going back to less than lead roles after your failures, rumored to be talking a part in the multi-starrer Shiddat next.

10.  I love you because you tried your best to make Fitoor work, and it wasn’t your fault that it didn’t (it was the director’s fault).


11. I love you because you really were perfect in your tiny Dear Zindagi cameo.

Image result for aditya roy kapoor dear zindagi

12.   And finally, I love you because OK Jaanu was also terrible, but this song is GREAT.  And again, you tried your best.

8 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Aditya Roy Kapoor! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!

  1. Adi really is so likable onscreen and even more off it. Happy Birthday ARC! His character in Dawat-e-ishq is so charming 😍
    I’m curious as to why you didn’t review OK Jaanu ! I was ready for a comparison with OKK.


    • I was certainly planning to review it and compare. I wonder why I didn’t? Oh right! I had a bad cold the first two weeks of January and was spending all my time curled up on my parents’ guest bed letting them bring me chicken soup.


      • Didn’t you also not have a floor in your apartment during that time? I was reading one of the first Wednesday Watching posts and you were talking about it 🙂


    • And it still does! I got another little Fitoor burst a few weeks back. It must have played on TV and a bunch of people turned it off half way through going “this movie is horrible! I’ll just go online and find out how it ends”.

      On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:05 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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