“Pyaar Ka Punchnama” fame actor Kartik Aaryan is set to start shooting for his next film with director Luv Ranjan soon.
The actor, who recently returned after a month of shooting in London for Ashwni Dhir’s next “Atithii Iin London” with Paresh Rawal, told IANS: “It was so much fun shooting with Paresh-ji. I was there for around a month. Now, I am preparing for Luv sir’s next in collaboration with T-Series, which is starting very soon.”
Set in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the untitled film, will also star Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh who acted in “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2”.
Kartik has acted in all the three films of Ranjan — “Pyaar Ka Punchnama (PKP)”, “Akaash Vani” and “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (PKP2)”.
Talking about his equation with the director, the actor said: “I think we trust each other more. We started out together as debutants in the same film and we have grown together professionally. Therefore, we share a different kind of bond.”
“Audience is appreciating our collaborative projects. Now, when he makes a film, I don’t even ask for a script as I trust his conviction.”
The actor, who has earned fame from sequels, believes that though such films face comparisons, a film works only if the content is good.
“One of the good things about sequels is that people connect with the characters easily. However, yes, there are comparisons as well. For instance, the monologue scenes of PKP and PKP2 were compared and some people liked both of them, some just liked one. Nevertheless, audiences liked the film because of its content. So, at the end of the day, the story matters the most.”
But before carving a niche for himself in the industry, Kartik, who hails from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, used to be an engineering student.
How has the journey changed him’
He said: “I am still a momma’s boy and share a strong emotional bond with my family. I did not change much that way. Nevertheless, yes, Mumbai groomed me a lot. I am a better observer now and I am familiar with the fast lifestyle of the city. I know that I have to maintain certain consistency because our industry is very competitive.”
“As an actor, I want to explore different genre of movies and wish to work with directors like Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap and Imtiaz Ali. Most importantly, I want to be part of all the Luv Ranjan films,” he added.