The forthcoming romantic musical saga, however, has Shraddha Kapoor as the female lead, while Aditya Roy Kapur plays her love interest.
Smiley had debuted in 2005 with her brother Mohit's second directorial venture Kalyug, about the pornography industry, and the film turned out to be a huge success at the box office.
Smiley told IANS: "Yes, it's me in the poster. When Mohit decided to make the film, he didn't have a face for the film, so he requested me if I could pose for the poster. So the poster where the girl is wearing a dress, it's me. Mahesh Bhatt (who had produced and directed the original) wanted the poster to be the same as Aashiqui so they requested me to pose for a picture under the jacket."
"The girl in the sari is not me, it's Shraddha. But the girl in the dress, which is there in the CDs, it's me. Mohit considers me as his lucky charm and I can never say no to him. I have been assisting him since Zehar, so in each film I try to contribute my bit for him."
Aashiqui 2, however, is not a sequel to Aashiqui. The only similarity is that both are music-based romantic films. Up for an April 26 release, the film is being co-produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar.