Kartik Aaryan who has been very busy during the lockdown posting videos of his family activities, is all set to return to his acting assignments. In December he will start shooting for Ram Madhvani’s untitled film. In the film, Kartik plays an investigative journalist. During the lockdown, he has apparently been preparing for the part by consulting his media friends.
“The entire film unfolds in one media office. There are only 5-6 characters. It is a very intimate low-budget one-set film and Kartik accepted it because he wants to work with directors who can tap his acting chops, also because he wants to do films far removed from the lightweight comedies he has become typecast in,” says a source.
Ram Madhvani’s film gives Kartik a role that could fetch him awards.“When he met Ram, Kartik’s only precondition before signing the film was, ‘I want this film to do for me what your Neerja did for Sonam,’” said the source. Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal was Kartik’s last attempt at something different. While the film didn’t perform well, Kartik Aaryan is very proud of the film.
Trade Guru Taran Adarsh had said to this writer, “From what distributors and exhibitors told me, the audience have found the content confusing. Also, the execution of the written material caters to a very tiny audience, basically the select urban viewer. That coupled with comparisons with the earlier Love Aaj Kal, 2009, went against the film. The poor trending over the weekend proves that word of mouth is negative.”
Taran also added that the failure of Love Aaj Kal did not affect Kartik’s career, since he had hits behind him and a strong backup plan for the future.
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