Kartik Aaryan has been super busy all year round with shoots and commitments. He recently saw his film Dhamaka winning him lots of love and praise from the audiences and critics. The actor has now opened up on his feelings for the film and people's reactions to it. For his role in the film, Kartik stepped into the shoes of an ex-journalist caught between the quandary of conscience and his career which took a hit following an incident. This was the first time that the actor took up a role like this. So far, he had worked in rom coms, dramas and comedies.
On changing people's opinion about him with Dhamaka Kartik Aaryan shared in a statement, “The response is so solid that I am just amazed. Recently, I took a flight and the flight crew spoke to me about my performance. I am so happy to hear people’s response towards the film and my performance. People are saying that this is Kartik 2.0. I am both happy and overwhelmed. It was a conscious decision to do something different. The day I did my first script reading, I was blown away with the concept. For me, Dhamaka was a film where I needed to give my best. I was conscious of the fact that I was doing something different."
Watch the trailer of Dhamaka here:
The scruffy yet polished look of him as journalist Arjun Pathak in Dhamaka wowed the audience. The film's gripping narrative clubbed with Kartik's hard-hitting portrayal have unanimously received a thunderous applause from all around. “I thought people would enjoy watching me in this new avatar. They have never seen me like this. I felt it will be exciting for them to see me like this and also exciting for me to play a character like this. Out of comfort zone was scary but I knew I was in good hands. Appreciation of Dhamaka has really validated me as an actor. I am relieved that people accepted me in Arjun Pathak’s role," noted Kartik.
"Expectations keep you motivated but it’s also an added responsibility for any actor. It’s a dream come true for me. I am in a really good space where I am getting those roles which I have never played before. I enjoy the film making process and never take any pressure. I want to create my own niche and want people to talk about my own filmography. I always wondered how can one gauge success without numbers. Dhamaka made me realise audience’s love is bigger than numbers. The kind of response I am getting today is by far my biggest success. I am very happy with the response, and the way the audience is appreciating my performance," he said while talking about the success of Dhamaka.
Kartik has a long list of lined up films which include Captain India, Freddy, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Shehzada and Sajid Nadiadwala's untitled next.