Remember when Vishesh Films did an open nationwide casting call for 'Aashiqui 2'?

Thousands of people audition for the lead role for the romantic musical film 'Aashiqui 2'.

Later, Mohit Suri, the director of the film, felt the people weren't talented enough. Mahesh Bhatt, the producer of the film, said: ""It was a disastrous talent hunt. We discovered that people lacked the courage to audition. Those who are amateurs went for audition ...and people with certain talent were like why should we risk public rejection."

Instead of casting fresh faces by doing a regular audition process, the makers did an improperly planned open casting call asking for YouTube submissions. Many people who didn't have a guitar, used rackets to pose with it in the audition video. In the end, Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor were finalized for the lead.