Kartik Aaryan is expected to take on a variety of roles in 2022, following a successful OTT debut with ‘Dhamaka,’ in which he astonished his fans in a whole different genre. The actor’s career-best performance in the dark thriller ‘Dhamaka’ closed the year on a high note, with accolades flooding in from all corners.
With a superhit track record, 5 of the most anticipated films are riding on the actor in 2022, including ‘Freddy’ with Shashanka Ghosh, a romantic thriller packed with twists and turns around every corner, Hansal Mehta’s ‘Captain India,’ in which he steps into the shoes of a pilot, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, an iconic horror comedy franchise, ‘Shehzada
“I feel really lucky,” Kartik says. In my profession, the past year has been a watershed moment. I’m excited to go in 2022 and take on a variety of fascinating positions that are all quite distinct from one another. My objective is to continue learning, improving, and pushing forward, and I want to have the support of my followers along the way.”
Kartik is a well-known actor. Would he have wanted to see ‘Dhamaka’ at a movie theatre?
The actor responds, “‘Dhamaka’ was shot in the midst of the epidemic, when shooting conditions were extremely severe, and we completed it in a record-breaking 10 days.” So when the crew got on board, our major goal was to develop an exciting film about a TV reporter in the midst of the city’s turmoil. OTT has thankfully grown in popularity over the last year, and when the film was completed, we were happy to see that we now had a medium through which everyone can watch a video in a secure environment. This time, the filmmakers went the digital path, and there are certainly no regrets.”
Kartik confesses that the reception to ‘Dhamaka’ on OTT has made him happy. “I get texts at 4 a.m. about people appreciating the film and my performances, and others mention me on social media in the middle of the night after they’ve just finished viewing a movie.” So having crowds complimenting you and your performance all the time is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Interestingly, Kartik has become a household name today despite being an industry outsider with no film ties, thanks to his devotion to hard work and his golden run at the box office, which has made him a powerful actor to reckon with.