Last Friday, it was announced that Kartik Aaryan had bagged the romantic thriller. Freddy, which is a joint production of Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms and Jay Shewakramani’s Northern Lights Films. Shashanka Ghosh by Veere Di Wedding (2018) fame will direct this movie.
Kartik Aaryan fans were quite surprised by this development. After all, in May 2021, it was widely reported that the actor had been kicked out of Freddy. This was a time when the film was supposed to be produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Northern Lights Films with Ajay Bahl from Section 375 (2019) fame as a director. Katrika Kaif was also part of the project. The media had widely reported at the time that Kartik had demanded changes to the script, prompting the studio to make the tough decision. At that time, neither the actor nor the production companies issued an official statement. The report came at a time when Karan Johar was alleged to have expelled him from Dostana 2 for similar reasons.
So how come Kartik Aaryan was reinstalled in Freddy? An industry source told us that the actor had never left the project in the first place. The source revealed: “Red Chillies had liked the script, but wanted some changes to be made. Since Northern Lights was not comfortable with this idea, Jay Shewakramani asked him if he could collaborate with some other study to Freddy. Red Chillies graciously agreed and that’s how Balaji Telefilms came on the scene. “
However, another source told us: “The film could not be made at the time because Ajay Bahl’s dates were not available. There was no difference or anything like that between the red chili peppers and the northern lights. “
Ajay Bahl, meanwhile, is busy directing Blur, the star of Taapsee Pannu, which is also her first production. A few days ago, Ajay revealed that he couldn’t make the movie due to the unavailability of his dates. It revealed that the creators of Freddy I wanted to shoot in August and since I was committed to Blur Until early September, he had to opt out. He named Jay Shewakramani as his friend and wished the team of Freddy good luck.
Freddy marks Kartik Aaryan’s second film with Ekta Kapoor. In addition to the thriller, he has also signed Shehzada, the official remake of the Telugu blockbuster Wing Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), with Balaji. One trade expert joked: “We were told that Kartik Aaryan is losing movies and no one wants to work with him. Today, he has five films in his kitty, all belonging to various genres and endorsed by renowned producers and directed by talented directors. “
what’s more Shehzada Y Freddy, Kartik Aaryan’s other upcoming movies are the horror comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, the Netflix thriller Dhamaka and the patriotic drama Captain India.
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