While his acting capability has never been in doubt (be it in the two Pyaar Ka Punchnama movies or his lesser known work in films like Aakash Vani and Kaanchi), Karti Aaryan’s stock has skyrocketed post the mega success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. He’s now known to a wide range of audience, the critics have begun loving him, filmmakers are queuing up to sign him, and his fan-following has grown to the lengths where one can picture him a bona-fide future star material. In short, one film has completely changed Kartik’s standing both in the industry and with the audience, and he’s now on the cusp of bigger things.
Speaking of bigger things, the heartthrob has some mighty interesting films in his kitty, boasting a variety of subjects that hold appeal for a pan-India audience. If all of them work, then there’ll be nothing stopping Kartik from joining the big-league of gen-Y stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, and Tiger Shroff, as the ones who’re destined to rule Bollywood for the next couple of decades. So, without further ado, let’s check out Kartik Aaryan’s list of upcoming films:
1.) Luka Chuppi
Kartik plays a star TV reporter of a regional channel whose hunt for a particular story takes him on a whirlwind journey from Mathura to Agra to Gwalior, where he keeps bumping into Kriti Sanon, a strong-willed girl. The talented Aparshakti Khurana is also part of the film and is supposed to be seen as Kartik’s best friend who accompanies him on his journey, and helps both Kartik and Kriti grow closer with his spontaneous ideas – a sort of a tempered version of a love guru. The premise and fresh vibe of it already has us hooked for Luka Chuppi.
2.) Kirik Party Remake
If anything is a sign that Kartik’s stature in the industry has grown by leaps and bounds, it should be his pairing with Jacquline Fernandez – one of the biggest names in the business – in the remake of Kannada smash hit, Kirik Party. The original was a madcap rom-com set on a college campus and one-of-the-most loved Kannada films of all time, not to mention among its highest grossing ones, too. If the Bollywood remake can capture its essence while adapting it to the tastes of Hindi-language audience, then we definitely have a winner on our hands.
3.) Aankhen 2
Now that Aankhen 2 is finally taking off with Amitabh Bachchan and a new Director, Anees Bazmee (Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, No Entry, and Welcome fame), with its release date finalized, too, strong reports are doing the rounds that Kartik has been roped in as one of the new male protagonists along with Sushant Singh Rajout, who’ll be replacing Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal from the first part. If they turn out to be true, this’ll probably be Kartik’s biggest film to date, and also the one to look forward to the most.
4.) Second film with Director Anees Bazmee
As per reports, Kartik has been roped in by Eros International for another film to be helmed by Anees Bazmee. An official announcement is expected soon, through the plot and genre of the film will remain tightly under wraps. If both Aankhen 2 and this untitled film are confirmed, they’ll mark back-to-back projects for Kartik with Bazmee and Eros.
So, which of these upcoming Kartik Aaryan films are you most excited for?