Director Anubhav Sinha calls Kartik Aaryan’s Ouster From Films A ‘Concerted Campaign’
The past few weeks have been troublesome for actor Kartik Aaryan. After getting ousted from Karan Johar produced ‘Dostana 2’, it was reported that the actor lost out on a film produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment titled ‘Freddie’. Earlier this week there were reports that Kartik was dropped from an Aanand L Rai production.
Director Anubhav Sinha has spoken out about the media stories of Kartik Aaryan’s departure from big banner projects, saying that the campaign against the actor ‘seems concerted’ and ‘unfair’. He also praised Aaryan for staying ‘quiet’ despite a spate of such stories. Taking to Twitter, Sinha wrote, “And by the way… when Producers drop Actors or vice versa they don’t talk about it. It happens all the time. This campaign against Kartik Aryarn seems concerted to me and very bloody unfair. I respect his quiet.”
The ‘Pati Patani Aur Woh’ actor is yet to speak on the matter and his fans have appreciated his silence. Many even pointed the similarities between the harassment faced by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and what is now reportedly happening with Kartik Aaryan.
Earlier, a source told Hindustan Times, “The fact that Karan dropped Kartik seems to have influenced others. So, this could be the third instance where Kartik may be losing out on getting to work with an established filmmaker like Aanand.”
The film is reported of a gangster genre and Aanand’s assistant was set to direct it. When the portal asked Rai about it, he shared, “As a production house, we work on several scripts and pitch it to actors — that’s the process. Actors keep meeting you, you keep telling them what you are working on, they express their desire to collaborate. And then, depending upon the subject, you decide if you should approach them. But that doesn’t mean you have signed them.
Aaryan is awaiting the release of his next thriller, “Dhamaka”, directed by Ram Madhvani. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Films, along with Madhvani and his wife Amita Madhvani, the movie will stream on Netflix. The actor also has Anees Bazmee-directed ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, the shooting of which came to a halt amid the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in India.