Just a couple of days back, a news agency exclusively revealed that Kartik Aaryan is on the lookout for a quick 30 to 40 day film as the shoots of his under production films ‘Dostana 2’ and ‘BhoolBhulaiyaa 2’ have been delayed further due to the on-going pandemic. And now there is an additional update on the same as the actor seems to have locked his next film. It’s said to be an unusual love story produced by Shah Rukh Khan under his banner, Red Chillies Entertainment and will be directed by Ajay Bahl.
“Kartik has been in talks with Shah Rukh Khan’s banner for this Ajay Bahl directed film for a while now and finally, everything has fallen in place and the actor is all set to start shooting for the film within the next 2 months,” a source close to the development told the news agency. Interestingly, the film is in complete different space from Ajay’s last film, Section 375, which was an intense drama set against the backdrop of sexual harassment.
The source further said that “Though this one too has an underlying social message, it’s essentially a romcom (romantic comedy). The casting is currently underway and the female lead as also the rest of the members will be locked soon, however adding up to this Kartik Aaryan recently wrapped up shooting for Ram Madhavani’s ‘Dhamaka’ in a record span of just 11 days. The movie, which is the remake of a Korean film, ‘The Terror Live’, is gearing up for a direct to digital premiere on Netflix. It’s currently in the post production stage.
However earlier a source added that, Aaryan’sDhamaka has been sold to Netflix for a whopping 85 crore. “Dhamaka is one of the most awaited films of Kartik Aaryan in 2021 and the makers are looking forward to unveiling it as soon as possible. As of now the tentative release date for Dhamaka is said to be June. Final paperwork between the production house and the OTT giant is expected to be done in a few days,” concluded the source.
Besides Kartik Aaryan, Dhamaka also features Mrunal Thakur in the lead role. The actor had released the poster of his film on his birthday, November 22.