With the massive success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kartik Aaryan became one of the most bankable actors in the film industry. The actor has multiple big-budget projects in his kitty, including an untitled Kabir Khan directorial. While speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Kabir opened up on signing Kartik Aaryan as the lead of his next directorial venture and a “refreshing” factor of the actor.
EXCLUSIVE: Kartik Aaryan is one of the most exciting actors today, says Kabir Khan as he gets ready to work with him, watch
The Ek Tha Tiger director stated that they are currently is the prep stage of the film as Kartik is still busy shooting for Satyaprem Ki Katha, which he is expected to wrap up by March. Thus, the director is aiming to start shooting for their first collaboration from April onwards. As the conversation progressed further, he was asked to share what appealed to him the most about Kartik.
Kabir asserted, “I always go for people's energy and there's something about the character that once I've written. Kartik is one of the most exciting actors today on the horizon. I met him and I met him with an open mind. I asked him to meet and said that I'm not meeting you to offer you a film. I said let's discuss ideas. I'll tell you what I am doing at that point in time. I had not locked on this. I was working on a couple of ideas; this was one of them. I said let me tell you the kind of ideas I'm working on and let me understand from you what kind of stuff you would like.”
Elaborating on his take, Kabir said that they met post the release of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 while stating that when you meet an actor post a huge success, you have to reserve at least half an hour to hear about their successful film. However, Kabir said that Kartik never spoke about Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Instead, he was talking about the kind of films he would like to do.
Speaking of Kartik’s work in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Freddy, Khan explained, “That shows the hunger and greed in an actor and there's nothing better for a director than a hungry actor, who's trying to reach out for different materials. An actor who's trying to break out of his comfort because in this industry too many people go into a comfort zone. In fact, my biggest complaint with this industry is that the moment you hit success, you start replicating what you became successful with and I think that's really boring.”
He concluded by saying, “I think success actually gives you the opportunity to reach out to different kinds of films. That is what I liked about Kartik. When he became successful, he didn't say, oh let me keep replicating it. He said okay can I get this, can I try that? That is something as I said is always very refreshing.”
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