After a successful OTT debut with “Dhamaka” where he surprised his fans in an entirely new genre, Kartik Aaryan is set to take on versatile roles with a mixed bag of films in 2022. The past year has ended on a good note. note for the actor who gave the best performance of his career in the gritty drama “Dhamaka”, with praise pouring in from all quarters.
With a hit list, 5 of the most anticipated films straddle the actor in 2022 including ‘Freddy’ with Shashanka Ghosh, a romantic thriller full of twists around every corner, ‘Captain India’ by Hansal Mehta, where he enters the shoes of a pilot, “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2”, an iconic horror comedy franchise, “Shehzada” starring Rohit Dhawan, where he plays the poorest prince in the world and the next untitled Sajid Nadiadwala, who will be directed by award-winning national filmmaker Sameer Vidwans!
Kartik says, “I feel incredibly blessed. The last year was a major turning point in my career. I can’t wait to go in 2022 and take on exciting roles, all radically different from each other. My goal is to keep learning, to keep growing, to keep pushing and I hope to have the support of my fans every step of the way.
Kartik is a star of the big screen. Would he have preferred “Dhamaka” to the cinema?
Replies the actor, “‘Dhamaka’ was filmed in the midst of the pandemic with very strict filming rules and we managed to do it in record time in just 10 days. So when the crew is When we got on board, our main goal was to make an exciting film centered around a TV reporter in the midst of the tension in the city. Fortunately, over the past year or so, OTT has grown into a huge medium of content and therefore when the film was ready, we were relieved to have a medium where everyone can now enjoy a film in a safe place.The creators went digital for it and there are clearly no regrets. “
Kartik admits to being satisfied with the response on OTT to “Dhamaka”. “I get messages at 4 in the morning and so about people praising the movie and my performance, people mention me on social media in the early hours because they just finished watching a movie. So, the audience praising you and your performance around the clock is an experience never felt before. “
But was this collective thrill of an audience huddled in a theater missing? Did Kartik miss this? “No, ‘Dhamaka’ would have received a similar appreciation in theaters as the screen size can change but the audience doesn’t change and what they like on the big screen, they also like it on their phone and screen. So it’s never going to be OTT or theaters… it’s OTT and theaters. There’s a new medium and it’s not replacing anything else, so the two will coexist and both will entertain audiences simultaneously.
Interestingly, despite being an industry underdog with no ties to film, Kartik has become a household name today due to his dedication to hard work and his golden box office run made him. a powerful artist to be reckoned with.