Kartik Aryan's 30th Birthday: Here's A Birthday Boy Who Loves To Be Loved

Kartik Aryan has a childlike enthusiasm and loves to be loved. An ode to the birthday boy on his special day. Read on

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Kartik Aryan's 30th Birthday: Here's A Birthday Boy Who Loves To Be Loved
Kartik Aryan turns 30 today. But he strikes me as being 13 or maybe 15, no more. He is  childlike in his enthusiasm to  win approval. And he loves to  be  loved. I think Kartik became  a film actor  only so that he would get optimum attention. It took time, though. And Kartik  being a Scorpio had no patience  to wait for stardom to happen.

Director Luv Ranjan found Kartik on Facebook. He had auditioned at least 50-55 young aspirants for the role  in Pyaar Ka Punchnama. It  was Kartik who got the  role. The boy from Gwalior finally got his break. Recalling his initial days of struggle Kartik in an interview to me in 2018 had said , “I started really young and was youngest (sic.)  actor to debut as a lead in a movie and before entering the industry a senior person had told me once that generally, it takes 7 to 8 years to make your identity in this city, Mumbai. It may sound(sic.) a long span of time but trust me you won't even realise and it will go like this(sic.). But I feel you need to go through your own journey of struggle. It's important, its neccesary. It teaches you a lot about life. It makes you to(sic.) value things in life. I used to travel from Navi Mumbai to Andheri for auditions via local train everyday. I used to get ready in railway stations’ washroom. But I had no option. I didn't know anyone in the city. But today I feel happy and proud when I look back at(sic)  those days.”

I remember he was first noticed  doing his misogynistic monologue in Luv Ranjan’s Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Looking back at that vehemently viral voice striptease, it seems  like an embarrassment, almost like a waiter rattling off the  menu at a roadside dhaba. Initially Kartik was happy just getting recognition. He would rattle off the monologue on request with push-button dexterity.

But the sheer constraint of being ‘that boy who did the  monologue’ began to get him. During the last two years  Kartik has been desperately  desirous of acquiring the image of a ‘serious’ actor. With this purpose in his mind he surrendered  to Imtiaz Ali  for Love Aaj Kal  which turned  out to be disastrous for both Kartik and  Sara. Both are  energetic, physical actors, not much into expressing angst in close-ups. Imtiaz’s blurred vision couldn’t see how off-the-mark his judgment was this time,  how miscast Kartik Aryan was in a role that was written for Ranbir Kapoor. ALSO READ: Happy Birthday Kartik Aaryan: Here's How The Actor Managed To Entertain His Fans During The Lockdown

Success has come Kartik’s way with difficulty. He is loved by the audience for his flippant  frivolous flirtatious lover-boy roles, the lighter the better. Why darken the light road with hurdles? Why not just be happy with the success that has come  his way, and not without a struggle? ALSO READ: Kartik Aaryan To Play An Investigative Journalist In Ram Madhvani’s Film, Actor To Begin Shooting In December- EXCLUSIVE

Has success  changed Kartik? I think it has. But it’s also the way we perceive successful people that has changed. Kartik doesn’t drink alcohol, so he  makes a hasty exit from parties. If he did that now we would say, ‘Look at  his starry behavior. Nakhre  toh dekho.’

So yes, success  does change  the pieces on the board. I don’t know if Kartik is still the same  or pretending still to be the same. The answer to that  depends on how good an actor he is. ALSO READ: Kartik Aaryan Flaunts His Sexy Locks In His Latest Picture; His Onscreen 'Patni' Bhumi Pednekar Reacts To It

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