Kartik Aaryan's Chandu Champion earns the highest ratings of this quarter across platforms!

16 June,2024 02:59 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

Kartik Aaryan`s Chandu Champion has earned a rating of 9.2 on BookMyShow and 8.7 on IMDb

Kartik Aaryan in a still from Chandu Champion

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Jointly produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Kabir Khan, Chandu Champion starring Kartik Aaryan has finally been released on the big screen and is earning amazing word-of-mouth from all corners. The film is not just winning the hearts of the audience with outstanding reviews but is also establishing a strong presence at the box office. The glowing reviews have made it the highest-rated film across platforms for this quarter.

Chandu Champion is continuously solidifying its strong position everywhere. The film has earned a rating of 9.2 on BookMyShow and 8.7 on IMDb. Kartik Aaryan's Chandu Champion was released on June 14, 2024.

About Chandu Champion

'Chandu Champion' is based on the life of India's first Paralympic gold medalist, Murlikant Petkar, who won the 50 metres freestyle swimming competition at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, Germany. During the 1965 India-Pakistan war, Petkar, a soldier of the craftsman rank in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) in the Indian Army, suffered debilitating injuries that rendered him paraplegic. He took to swimming as recommended by the doctor, and eventually represented India internationally. For the film, Kartik Aaryan has also shot for an 8-minute-long war scene.

Kabir on casting Kartik Aaryan:

Talking to IANS, Kabir, who is known for his directorial work on '83' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', spoke about choosing Kartik as 'Chandu Champion'. "When I was writing the script of 'Chandu'... obviously, when you are writing the script, you have an image in your mind. And that image, that character, has an age, personality, attitude... So, when you have these pointers, the next step is to identify which actor can embody all these characteristics. Very strongly, I felt those characteristics in Kartik Aaryan."

"We have never worked before, not even met properly. Then we had a meeting for around 2.5 hours, during which we had a lot of conversations about the film. As a director, during our talks, it's my job to gauge whether he is the right fit for this character. A director's gut instinct is very strong. After that 2.5-hour meeting with him, I was very clear that Kartik would be the 'Chandu Champion'," shared Kabir.

The director of 'Ek Tha Tiger' further shared that he had two queries, which Kartik answered instantly.

"I only had two questions, which Kartik answered without batting an eye on it -- firstly, about getting a haircut, and secondly, about a very tough body transformation because he (Petkar) is a top athlete of international level. Kartik had no hesitations with both questions. I knew he would go the extra mile to do it," concluded Kabir Khan.

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