Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Star Kartik Aryan In Akshay Kumar’s Footsteps, Here's How - EXCLUSIVE

There is an uncanny resemblance between Akshay Kumar and Kartik Aryan’s personalities and career. Here's how!

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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Star Kartik Aryan In Akshay Kumar’s Footsteps, Here's How - EXCLUSIVE
There is an uncanny resemblance between Akshay Kumar and  Kartik Aryan’s personalities and career. When I speak to Kartik I  hear the same lack of artifice  and pretence, the same hunger to excel , a simplicity of approach to life’s complexities, a refusal to  speak ill of anyone, and an enthusiasm and an awe at the  rapid progress from an outsider to an insider in Bollywood. Here’s looking at the similarities that I have observed in the two superstars who made it without godfathers.

1.     Both  are health-conscious North Indian  dreamers who travelled to Mumbai with the dream of becoming superstars. Rajeev Bhatia changed his name  to Akshay  Kumar.  Kartik Tiwari became Kartik Aryan. That’s how their journey began. Both have a unassuming populist  personality that is an appealing mix of  the earthy and the  sophisticated.  Fans,  specially the ladies , connect easily.

2.  Both are incorrigible  ladies’ men. They love the  company of women, and the women love  them back. The link-ups, break-ups, make-ups  and  shake-ups are  beguiling  and  sobering, to say the  least.

3.     Both  Akshay and Kartik  are  fiercely devoted to their families.When  Akshay’s father was alive his parents were the centre of his universe. Kartik’s parents  who live with him  in Mumbai, are his mainstay. He doesn’t move an inch without their consent. Akshay dotes on his only sister Alka and would do anything for her. Likewise Kartik for whom his sister Kritika is the  world. I’ve seen the same love in both for their siblings.

4. A similar hunger to excel and entertain. Favourite genre of acting being  comedy for both. Like Akshay, Kartik is now inching towards more serious dramatic roles. Like Akshay, Kartik wants  to  graduate from Anees Bazmi and Priyadarshan to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepa Mehta. I remember how excited Akshay was  when he was signed to play  the lead  in Water  in Deepa Mehta. That  didn’t  work out. I saw a similar excitement in Kartik when he was signed by Imtiaz Ali for Love Aaj Kal. Neither  Akshay or Kartik  will give up the quest to keep moving ahead.

5. Finally they are both in Bhool Bhulaiya. Akshay slayed the horror-comedy genre in  the first Bhool Bhulaiya film in 2007. Now Anees Bazmi tells me Kartik is  a revelation  in Bhool Bhulaiya 2.  “You mark my words. He  will make  a whole new generation of fans  with this  film,”  prophesies Anees. No arguments  on that.

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