Kartik Aaryan, the 28-year-old actor, who was born and raised in Gwalior, confessed to relocating to Navi Mumbai to pursue his further studies as an engineer. Just like any other actor, Kartik came here, to the city of dreams, with a huge baggage of aspirations. But it was Kartik's dedication and talent that made him different among other aspiring actors. All pictures/Kartik Aaryan's Instagram handle.
Kartik Tiwari (later changed to Aaryan) was born on November 22, 1990, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Both his parents are doctors; father is a paediatrician, and mother, Mala, is a gynaecologist. He pursued an engineering degree in biotechnology from Navi Mumbai's D Y Patil College of Engineering, while secretly harbouring ambitions for a career in film. During his Koffee With Karan debut, Kartik Aaryan confessed that he would skip his classes and travel for two hours by local trains to attend auditions, which used to take place in Mumbai.
Kartik Aaryan started taking modelling assignments while pursuing his education in Navi Mumbai. The actor unsuccessfully auditioning for various films during his university days, and meanwhile, he also did an acting course from the Kreating Charakters institute. He informed his parents of his desire to become an actor only after he signed his first film, Pyaar Ka Punchnaama, in 2011.
Well, Kartik Aaryan made his Bollywood debut when he was still in his college days. The actor bagged the first silver screen role when he was in his third year of college, co-starring Divyendu Sharma, Raayo S Bakhirta, and Nushrat Bharucha, which revolved around the romantic tribulations faced by three young men. And how their life turns upside down when they start dating three dominating ladies in their lives.
Only a few know that the actor, due to financial constraints back then, during the days of college, lived in an apartment with 12 other aspiring actors in Navi Mumbai. Kartik Aaryan also accepted that he used to travel all the way to Mumbai daily by local trains to audition for the roles. It was until Luv Ranjan found the talent in him. He also said that the four-minute monologue in Pyaar Ka Punchnaama was one of the lengthiest single shots done for a Hindi film to that point.
The actor kept on getting the films with similar genres in time-being, and two years later, Kartik Aaryan went on to play the romantic interest of the lead female characters in Akaash Vani (2013) and Kaanchi: The Unbreakable (2014), but the films did not perform well commercially.
Once again, in 2015, Kartik Aaryan collaborated with Luv Ranjan and Nushrat Bharucha for two more rom-coms, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), both of which were a box-office hit. The latter emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 2018 and proved to be a breakthrough for the actor.
Kartik Aaryan's journey so far has been good enough in the world of showbiz. After giving the audience a blockbuster hit with Luka Chuppi, a romantic comedy set in Gwalior and Mathura, opposite Kriti Sanon, which also marked Laxman Utekar's first Hindi-language directorial, gained him a lot of appreciation. He has also committed to star alongside Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday in a remake of the 1978 film Pati Patni Aur Woh. The makers have also finished shooting a huge chunk of the movie.
While talking about the success and love he has received from the audience, Kartik Aaryan said in an interview: "I was shooting for 'Luka Chuppi' in my hometown Gwalior that time. I felt like life has come to the full circle because that's where I dreamt of becoming an actor. The kind of reaction and love people of Gwalior showered upon me while shooting for the film was out of this world. It feels really happy to shoot for a film in your own hometown."
Sharing his journey so far in the Bollywood, Kartik Aaryan wishes to break the monotony about the characters he has played until now. The actor said in an interview: "I feel comedy is the most difficult thing to do. I feel happy when people enjoy my work. I like thrillers and the anti-hero zone. I love watching them. I would like to do something in this, other than comedy."
Now, as he has been roped in for the popular character of a ghostbuster played by Akshay Kumar in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kartik Aaryan was all elated to be a part of a horror-comedy. In an interview with mid-day, the actor said how fun it was to shoot for the first look. "Bhool Bhulaiyaa has been one of my favourite horror comedies. Being part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 makes me happy, especially because I've been a big fan of Akshay Kumar sir. It's a big responsibility to take his franchise forward."
While the first instalment was directed by Priyadarshan, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will be helmed by Aneez Bazmee. The film will be written by Farhad Samji and Akash Kaushik. "It reinvents the premise of the first film and is a fresh take on the genre. It talks about how society is blinded by superstitions in a humorous manner," Kartik Aaryan concluded.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa revolved around a couple, essayed by Vidya Balan and Shiney Ahuja, who move to their ancestral palace. Chatter about the palace being haunted gains credence when mysterious occurrences take place. The movie — a remake of Rajinikanth's Chandramukhi (2005), which was inspired by Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu — smartly tackled superstitions while shining a spotlight on mental disorders.
Kartik Aaryan, the actor who has become the heartthrob of the nation within no time, has been now roped in for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Well, the actor started his career with Pyaar Ka Punchnaama, a Luv Ranjan production, and ever since then, Kartik and his popularity has seen no bounds. Apart from being a ghostbuster, Kartik Aaryan will also be a part of Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal sequel, opposite Sara Ali Khan. See pictures
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