Kartik Aryan’s new release Luka Chuppi has opened well. In an industry where nepotism rules, where sons, daughters, nephews and nieces of hotshot filmmakers are being launched with irrational fanfare, Kartik Aaryan’s success is not only laudable, but exemplary.
He recalls, “When I came from Gwalior to Mumbai to try my luck in films I couldn’t get a proper accommodation. I had nowhere to go. I stayed with whoever would have me. It wasn’t easy.”
Today he can afford his own plush place and to have his parents and sister visiting him whenever they want. “It’s a good feeling when you make it on your own,” Kartik says gratefully.
One hears Kartik has hiked his fee after the super-success of his turn-around film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, though the actor himself is neither denying nor confirming the pay increase.
He is simply enjoying the attention he is getting after Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, especially from the female audience who just can’t get enough of him. After the release of his new film Luka Chuppi which is about a small town couple secretly living-in together, Kartik has had women proposing to live-in with him.
There is a roaring surging fan base, building up progressively for Kartik among teenage girls in the 13-19 age group. And this fan following began to consolidate after Kartik’s very first film Pyaar Ka Punchnaama.
But Kartik couldn’t build on that base. Only after Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety last year, did his career and popularity soar skywards.
He has no clue why the delay in getting his dues happened. “All I know is, I am grateful for all the attention and I am not hiding from it. I have waited for this to happen. Why would I want to run away from it?”