After exiting from Dharma’s Dostana 2 and allegedly being dropped from Shah Rukh Khan’s Freddie, Kartik Aaryan had reportedly lost another big project, an Aanand L Rai film that was based on a gangster. Instead, Ayushmann Khurrana was said to be roped in to play the lead in the film.
However, the filmmaker’s team has denied the rumours and revealed that the production house is still in talks with Kartik. As for Ayushmann, the said film is a completely different one. “These are baseless rumours. We’ve met Kartik for a different film and we are still talking. We have taken another film altogether to Ayushmann and this is a complete mix up,” the spokesperson for Colour Yellow said in a statement.
The filmmaker was reportedly planning the Hindi remake of Tamil romantic comedy, Kalayana Samayal Saadam, with Kartik. However, there was no confirmation on the same. The reports of Kartik working with Rai surfaced after he was spotted outside the filmmaker’s Mumbai office.
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Previously, Kartik Aaryan has voluntarily opted out of Shah Rukh Khan backed film, Freddie. As per the Times of India report, Kartik had creative issues with the film’s director Ajay Bahl and was not very pleased with the script. The report also states that creative issues with Bahl cropped up in the last 15 days where Kartik expressed his unhappiness with the film’s script. If reports are to be believed, the actor was also apparently unhappy with the casting of the film. Kartik has returned the signing amount too.
Apart from this, he also stepped down from Dharma Production-backed film, Dostana 2, also starring Janhvi Kapoor. It was reported that his exit from the film was due to ‘creative differences’ after shooting for almost 14 days. Meanwhile, on the work front, Kartik will be next seen in Dhamaka and Bhool Bhulaiya 2.