After Aditya Roy Kapur’s notable performance in Aashiqui 2, the third instalment of the franchise will feature Kartik Aaryan in the lead role. In the recent episode of Karan Johar’s chat show, Aditya expressed that Kartik is perfect for the role. He clarified that a comeback for him in Anurag Basu’s musical was not feasible.
When Karan asked him about Kartik Aaryan taking the franchise forward with Aashiqui 3, he said, “There was no chance I could be in this, because in the second part, my character went for a long swim, from which he is not returning.” He further jokingly said, “So I feel like it’s great. I died ya. Where will I come back now? My spirit will come back.” to which Karan added that he’ll be haunting Kartik and Aditya cheekily replied, “Yeah, he’s hovering over Kartik Aaryan. He’s the villain.”
Aashiqui, featuring Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal, was released in July 1990. The sequel, starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, hit theatres in April 2013. Kartik Aaryan revealed he is on board for the third instalment of the franchise in September 2022.
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