Bhool Bhulaiya 2 will be Kartik Aaryan’s last comedy for at least a year.
Breaking the glass ceiling has become a career norm for Kartik Aaryan. In what can be considered a creative entrepreneurial move the young star-actor has gone and signed three new films which carry him completely away from the frothy light-hearted super success of Lukka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh.
In Hansal Mehta’s Captain India (being produced by Ronnie Screwvala), Kartik will be playing his first real-life character. Though the real character’s identity is not being revealed it is apparently inspired by one of India’s successful rescue missions from a war-torn country, with Kartik as the pilot who leads the operation and displays exemplary bravery and courage.
Next up, in Ekta Kapoor’s Freddie, Kartik gets grim, goofy and eccentric in a role never attempted before. And then comes Satyanarayan Ki Katha, which stands to be renamed now, an unusual never-before love story for which producer Sajid Nadiadwala wanted none but Kartik. Nadiadwala told me he couldn’t see anyone else in the role.
But before these three films hit the screen in 2022-23, there is Dhamaka, Ram Madhvani’s adaptation of a Korean thriller where again the actor drops the grin in favour of the grim.
It is a calculated move away from the lighthearted image to that of a serious actor.
“Not that comedy is easy. Watch Kartik’s comic timing in Bhool Bhulaiya 2. He will remind the audience of Akshay Kumar in the first Bhool Bhulaiya film,” says director Anees Bazmi.
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