After the unexpected success of Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety last year, Kartik Aaryan has done it again. His new film Luka Chuppi is a hit. Enjoying every bit of the newly-acquired stardom, Kartik talks about his lately-established equation with his fan base.
From Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (SKTKS) to Luka Chuppi, how would you describe your journey?
It was quite tough because there was a lot of pressure post the big success of Sonu. People were waiting to see what I'm going to do next. Thankfully, Luka Chuppi has surpassed all the tests of audience reviewers and box office. Frankly, Luka Chuppi's success was very important for me. I'm little relieved now!
I'm sure it was essential for you to find a hit project after SKTKS. How were you sure Luka Chuppi was IT?
Luka Chuppi had great mix of content with commercial sensibilities, which I really loved about it. Also, the fact that it was catering to the whole family being a romantic comedy. That's a unique combination. Guddu was such an innocent, lovable and dilwala character that I knew he will make a place for himself in audience’s heart.
What makes the ladies fall for you? Smile and Hairstyle hahaha
Jokes apart, it's always about the whole personality.Also with regards to my fans, I think they fell in love with my character and that’s the reason this is happening (laughs).
How do you cope up with the attention? Does it get too much at times?
I love all kind of attention. It's never too much for me (laughs). Love is one thing that we all crave for. I feel fortunate to be loved. I try to read every message in my inbox be it on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter or the letters which I receive from the girls and kids. It gives me a great joy and an encouragement to do better things in life. Their love is source of my energy.
Whom are you seeing- Ananya Panday or Sara Ali Khan?
I am in a serious relationship with my work and I'm very happy and content with my work.
Speaking of Sara Ali Khan, are you doing Imtiaz Ali's film with her?
Imtiaz Sir would be the best person to answer this question (laughs).
Tell me about your forthcoming projects?
As of now, I'm only doing Imtiaz sir's film, Pati Patni Aur Woh and a film with Anees Bazmi. I'm trying to explore new and interesting worlds in every film. All my films are different from each other but one thing is common in all that they are ENTERTAINING.
Now when you look back on your journey from Pyaar ka Punchanama, what do you feel about the struggle that you went through?
My past was filled with lots of ups and downs. It's been quite a tough journey. It took seven years for me to reach here. But thankfully, I never lost focus, patience and I kept working hard towards my goal. Today the result is in front of everyone. I'm happy with my present. But I know from now onwards it's going to be more difficult because now I have certain expectations to fulfill. I have to work harder now and be more careful with my choices.
What are your unfulfilled dreams and ambitions and who is the one director and co-star you would like to work with?
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one director I'm dying to work with. He is someone whose work has always inspired me. If there is a two hero film, I would love to have Ranbir Kapoor as my co-star. He is an amazing actor and his choices of films make me envy him!