Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor Kartik Aryan is soaring high on success. His fourth project with Luv Ranjan becomes the second highest grosser of 2018 beating Akshay Kumar’s PadMan. Ever since the release of the film, fans can’t stop gushing about Kartik Aryan’s superb performance and of course, drop-dead gorgeous looks in the film. He seems to be enjoying a lot of female attention post the release. In an interview to IANS, Kartik Aryan told how his car recently got mobbed by fans when he was in the car with his mother.
He said, “More than my own happiness it's my mother's happiness that makes me happy. I was with my mother at a mall when our car was suddenly surrounded by people. Initially she loved seeing her son getting mobbed. Then the crowds started swelling and they began to push and shove and tilt the car. My mom's joy turned into anxiety.”
"When Pyaar Ka Punchnaama released, it became the sleeper hit of 2011 and my long monologue on what women want, became a rage and I thought I had arrived. But no, God had other plans. It's finally happening with SKTKS. And you know that? I am glad it's taken its own sweet time to come my way. Imagine if I had become an overnight where would I have gone from there,” he added.
Kartik Aryan is grateful to his director Luv Ranjan for putting his trust in him all through these years. He said, “Luv Ranjan stood by me through all these years. It takes a lot of guts to stand by someone you believe in when that someone is not a big star. He very clearly told producers it's me and Nushrat Bharucha and no one else. I wonder where I'd have been in this lonely city without someone to believe in my talent."
After a time span of 7 years, Kartik Aryan is tasting the true success and he’s more than just elated. But he doesn’t want to get carried away by the attention he’s receiving now.
"I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the attention. I've waited long for this. I now have an insane number of scripts to read. The offers are juicy and tempting. But I intend to move forward carefully. I don't want to get carried away,” said the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor.
Kartik Aryan also shed light on the relationship he shares with his mother. He said, “She keeps coming from our home in Gwalior to visit me here in Mumbai. And since she's my best friend I've nothing to hide from her, not even beer bottles to push under the bed when she comes home, because I don't drink. Haan, gande kapde chupaata hoon (I hide unwashed clothes from her). But she immediately knows, because the apartment looks too clean when she visits.”
One ambition this year after SKTKS’s success?
"To buy a bigger home so that my family can move in with me. Right now, my best friend (his mother) has to keep shuttling between Mumbai and Gwalior because my father and sister are in Gwalior. I want all of us to stay together in Mumbai. It's my one dream this year. It would be so nice to have my own family to come home to every day."
Sonu aka Kartik Aryan also revealed about the real-life Titu he has in his life, his best friend.
"I have a very small group of friends. And my best friend lives in New Mumbai. You can say he is the real-life Titu in Sunny's life."
Would Kartik Aryan sabotage his best friend’s wedding like Sonu did in the film?
"I wouldn't say Sunny destroyed his friend's marriage. I'd say he protected his best friend from a gold digger. And yes, I'd do the same if push comes to shove. I don't fear being judged as a misogynist. Because that's my character Sonu they are judging, not me. Thankfully, the audience is flocking to see the film without getting judgmental about the gender equations in the film," he said.
(With IANS Inputs)