Actor Rahul Roy has recounted memories of his blockbuster debut movie “Ashiqui” and how director Mahesh Bhatt was adamant on casting him as the lead in the film. “When I met Bhatt sahab for the first time, he found my hairstyle and dressing very weird. When he was signing me for this movie, many directors from the industry warned him against taking me as the lead and assured him that with me as the lead, it will be a failure. A lot of them said that I don’t even look like a hero. I remember my hair used to be all scattered and it would hide my facial expressions. But Bhatt sahab was adamant about casting me,” Rahul said.