He’s not a star kid and yet has soared to new heights in his Bollywood career with some hugely entertaining youth movies like Pyaar Ka Punchnama & Sonu Ke Titu ki Sweety! Kartik Aaryan, the chocolate boy from Gwalior, is the new heart-throb in tinsel town with his killer looks and trend-setting style statement. His impressive acting skills have proved that this new generation actor is here to stay and is among the most talented actors of Bollywood today! Kartik Aaryan
is soon to entertain audiences with his upcoming movies like Luka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh, and we can’t keep calm. In conversation with Exhibit Magazine, he talks about how his year is going to unfold.
KA: A lot (laughs). My life has been changing everyday post SKTKS. Sonu has changed my world. My next film Luka Chuppi is up for release. Apart from that, I have signed three more films and they are about to go on floors now, one by one. I’m happy for all these things happening in my life. I’m trying to balance between professional and personal life. And yes, I have moved into my new house with my parents here and so I am in a happy space.
KA: I feel good when I get awards like the most stylish actor or get compliments for my sense of style but to be honest I don’t give much attention when it comes to styling. I like to be simple and not give too much thought into what I am going to wear. You will always spot me in hoodies, casual t-shirts, jeans and a cap, be it travelling, dining or any meeting.
KA: Ryan Gosling, but he is not on Instagram. He is someone whose style is simple and yet he manages to look stylish.
KA: I have said this in a lot of interviews and even to some producers and directors that I really want to do something dark and edgier. I love doing comedies and rom-coms but grey characters attract me a lot. Recently, there was a script which had come to me and it had a dark character and I was blindly going to do it but later, I realised that I should wait a little more.
Ex: Recently one of your old pictures went viral, under the #10yearchallenge and fans went gaga over your resemblance to Akshay Kumar. Are there other similarities that you guys share?
KA: I’m a huge fan of Akshay Kumar sir and Shah Rukh Khan sir. Their journeys have always inspired me. Recently, Akshay sir and I, both were performing at an event. When I got done with my tech rehearsals at the event, I got to know that he is going to come for his rehearsals after an hour. So, I waited for him, because I wanted to see him at work. Even at midnight his energy was so high. He is one of the fittest actors in our industry. When I told him that I’m doing new version of his song ‘Poster lagwa do’, he was very happy. He even agreed to do a video with me and Kriti. That was a big deal for me.
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KA: I’m playing a reporter, Guddu from Mathura in Luka Chuppi. He is a simple and honest small town boy. I have never been a part of this world before, which excited me a lot and it’s a very different role for me. Guddu is totally different from Rajjo, Gogo andSonu. But, one thing is common that he will certainly make you fall in love with him, just like Sonu.
KA: When we mix a good subject with technology, the result is always the best. We should never underestimate the audience; they are the ones who decide the fate of our content. They always look for entertainment and if we offer them better quality content that is entertaining, they will come to theatres. I don’t think we need to take over Hollywood, we are good in our own space and are producing good content. Our land is a khazana of stories. We just have to dig in and present it to the world smartly.
KA: My method and prep depends on the film and I have to admit that I am addicted to social media. But when I’m shooting for a film then I refrain from using all these platforms. I am always serious when I am prepping or in front of the camera. But, when I’m off camera, I like to be happy on set and keep everyone happy as I don’t like a serious atmosphere; even in the work space.
KA: I wish there was an app that could manage my social media. Twitter, FB, and Insta takes a lot of time.
KA: I’ll be shooting for ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ and will be in the middle of ‘Luka Chuppi’ promotions. Honestly, as of now, I’m into a committed relationship with my work and fans. No one else is in my life. I’m happy and I’m enjoying.
KA: I would like to say that if you feel that you have found your soulmate, then just be with him or her. Give attention, be honest, and love them as much as you can.
KA: Luka Chuppi is about to release and I’m really happy about the huge response that trailer got. The film is special for many reasons. I’m playing a character like Guddu for the first time. You will fall in love with his simplicity and bholapan. I shot this film in my hometown, Gwalior, where I dreamt of becoming an actor. I have also started shooting for Pati Patni Aur Woh. I have signed another film, which is due for announcement soon. 2019 is packed and I promise my fans and audiences that I’ll entertain them more and more this year.
KA: I keep getting compliments for my looks, especially my hair. Now I know some of the accounts by their handle names because they never miss to comment or DM whenever I post. I appreciate their efforts. Sometimes, I get messages for private chats from both girls and boys (laughs). One weird DM that I got was, when a girl texted saying that “Main 16 somvaar ka vrat rakh rahi hoon taaki is janam mein aap hi mere pati bano”.
- Apple Or Android?
- A rumour about you which you wish were true?
That I was going to star in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film!
- Bikes or Cars?
I love both bikes and cars but I prefer bikes.
- One Gadget You’re Currently Crushing On:
My BOAT speakers
- Most Addictive Social Media platform:
- A game you’re currently hooked on to:
I love beating my friends at Fifa.
- What’s next on your car wishlist?
I love Range Rover. It’s my dream car. I really want to buy this beauty. And now, it’s high time! (laughs)
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