If you want to check out an A-lister’s popularity see how many title roles he is playing. Rajesh Khanna did Anand and Bawarchi to feel the full force of his stardom.Now Kartik Aryan is playing Freddy, the title role in director Ajay Bahl’s film which Kartik will commence shooting in mid-2021 after finishing his film in Ram Madhvani’s thriller.
Says a source close to development, “In Freddy Kartik will play a character unlike any he has played so far. Ajay wanted someone with a sense of mischief and mystery. Kartik fitted the bill.”
Kartik will go through rigorous workshop to get his body language and diction right for Freddy.
“He will be nothing like Kartik Aryan when he is ready to play Freddy,” promises the source close to the development.
Kartik Aryan will start shooting for director Ajay Bahl’s social comedy Freddy in June 2021. The film to be produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies would feature Kartik in a never-before avatar.Kartik who has a jampacked year ahead agreed to squeeze in one more project because he couldn’t resist it.
“Ajay Bahl who has made films on bold unexplored themes in BA Pass and Section 375, has a very unusual role for Kartik. It’s lighthearted but extremely relevant character that would require a long preparation from Kartik. But the actor is up to the task. He will first finish his film with Ram Madhvani which starts shooting in December, then complete Priyadarshan’s Bhool Bhulaiya and Karan Johar’s Dostana 2 and then go on to Ajay Behl’s film which starts shooting in June 2021,”says an informed source.
Last year Kartik tried something different in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal , but failed miserably. He has since then been looking for roles that would challenge him as an actor.