’s ‘Shehnzada,’ which was a remake of Allu Arjun’s ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ failed to impress the critics and the audience. It was Kartik’s first movie as a producer, and thus, everyone believed it must be extra special for the actor. There’s no denying that the movie was special to him, it was not because he was credited as a producer, it was because of his love for the craft.
In a recent media interaction, Kartik revealed that he willingly forwent a portion of his fees for the ‘
’ to address a looming financial crisis. He clarified that he wasn’t a traditional producer but received the credit due to his financial contribution to ensure the project’s smooth progress.
In an interview with Film Companion, Kartik shared insights into his role in the production, stating, he was not a producer-producer as such. He was given that credit on the basis that he gave up on his fee as an actor because the film was going into a money crisis. He also gave some financial aid for making the structure, so that the film doesn’t get stuck.
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He emphasized that he was essentially acting as a producer and appreciated the graciousness of the actual producers who credited him for his involvement.
Looking ahead, Kartik Aaryan is firmly focused on his acting career, dispelling any rumors of venturing further into film production. Currently engaged in Kabir Khan’s ‘Chandu Champion,’ a biopic on Murlikant Petkar, India’s first paralympic gold medalist, Kartik remains dedicated to delivering compelling performances on the big screen.
Discussing his future projects, including Anurag Basu’s ‘Aashiqui 3,’ Kartik mentioned as of now the female lead has not been finalized.
He also provided a sneak peek into ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3,’ stating that the script has been locked. Though he will be reprising his role as
, the story is new and essentially more spooky this time. The shoot of the same will go on the floors in the next four months.