Will the Bhatt camp choose 'Star Hunt Audition' winners(as promised) or Emraan Hashmi for Aashiqui 2 ?
I am one of the auditioners for the Aashiqui 2 Online Star Hunt contest. I wanted to share my experience and thoughts on this matter given that the results of the online contest have not been announced and there is a story floating around that the Bhatt camp may have signed Emraan Hashmi for the lead of Aashiqui 2.
The Bhatts (Vishesh Films) along with Mohit Suri (director) and Bhushan Kumar (producer) launched the Aashiqui 2 Global Star Hunt to hold online auditions to find fresh faces for the film Aashiqui 2. Around 1,300 audition videos were submitted (both actors and actresses) by hundreds of eager hopefuls from around the world.
Now here's the sticky part: the deadline for submissions was May 7; May 8 was to be the date that they announced the Top 40 auditions-- the shortlist. However, it's May 15... and still nothing. Not a word from any of the team, including Mahesh Bhatt or T Series, apart from a message that the results will be released "shortly".
Yesterday Zoom TV reported that the Bhatts will rope in Emraan Hashmi for the lead role in the film-- instead of the promised new face-- soon. It's been rumored on Twitter that the team is delaying the results long enough that they can claim they needed to simply take a well-known actor, as the date for the shoot is drawing closer.
Hundreds of hopeful actors and actresses virtually signed legal contracts-- the Aashiqui 2 Global Star Hunt Terms and Conditions-- that clearly state that the winning pair among those who have auditioned through this method ( Aashiqui 2 ) will have the opportunity to play the lead roles in Aashiqui 2.
So what gives?! These hundreds of disillusioned hopefuls are beginning to grumble, and rumors of a boycott of the film are swelling if the makers leave the contest without any results.
I hope the Bhatts see the contest through, to allow us to vote among the Top 40, and to give a screen test in Mumbai to the Top 20, as promised.