Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya Roy Kapur strummed his way to stardom by playing the role of a rockstar in Aashiqui 2.

Now he wants to repeat his screen avatar off-screen. The actor is planning to come out with an album next year.

Aditya confessed that he has always been interested in music and has been wanting to cut an album since his days as VJ. The newbie says, “I want to cut an album and people keep telling me to bring it out soon but I need to spend time working on that. Though I am quite decent with my guitar playing I will need people for my music arrangements, background etc. I compose my own music and write my own songs so putting it together is not a problem. I just need some time.

Currently, I am shooting for Daawat-E-Ishq so I don’t have the time to put it together but yes, I will deifinitely do so next year. Though I am not sure yet whether it will be a single or a compilation of all kinds of songs.”

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Aditya says when he’s writing the songs they just flow…He doesn’t know if it will be a love album. It could be anything that inspires him: Philosophy, pain or happiness. “I can have any random thought and I just scribble that down.” He proudly reveals that he has three files of random scribblings (songs) collected through the years. I write on everything from love to life and philosophy. I don’t know how good they are.”

He plays tunes on his guitar and records it. “I tape it on a recorder. Right now it’s at such a nascent stage.” The actor-singer who has not had any formal training wants to rope in the best musicians to help him put together his album. “I had no training. I was a part of a band in St Xaviers College at the age of 18. Once I left my college I left the band also as I joined Channel V. Now I just play for my friends.”

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Actors who have cut albums before

Amitabh Bachchan
In 1996, he lent his voice to Aby Baby, an album majorly consisting of poems by his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Priyanka Chopra
The actress-singer went international with her album Exotic this year

Ayushmann Khurrana
The versatile newbie has not only sung songs in his movies but also launched his album O Heeriye in 2013

Though sung many songs in movies, the actor released his album Gori Tere Naina only this year

Will Smith
Hollywood actor Will Smith has cut many albums including Big Willie Style, Born to Reign, Greatest Hits, Lost and Found and Willennium.