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Kartik Aaryan drops out of Kirik Party remake?

Image instagrammed by Kartik Aaryan
Image instagrammed by Kartik Aaryan

After the humongous success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in 2018, Kartik Aaryan was flooded with several new offers. While the actor signed a few projects on the dotted lines, he gave his verbal nod to some others. One such project was the official remake of the blockbuster Kannada campus romance, Kirik Party (2016).

Kartik was set to play the male lead in the flick. Ajay Kapoor, who is co-producing the film with Dheeraj Wadhwan and Vrithika Laykar, confirmed the news. The makers also signed on Jacqueline Fernandez as the female lead.

However, as things stand today, Karthik has reportedly bowed out of the much-awaited film citing creative differences. A leading tabloid mentions a source as saying, “Directed by Abhishek Jain, the film was to roll last October. However, the script had to be sent back to the writing table as most people on board felt that the adaptation failed to capture the humour and charm that made the original Kannada film such a success.”

The source goes on to add, “Kartik wasn’t sold on the revised screenplay. A few weeks ago, he had a meeting with the producers and expressed his doubts. Also, since he has allotted bulk dates in May to Imtiaz Ali’s Aaj Kal, the date clash was posing another problem. So, he decided to exit the project. The makers are currently scouting for a new lead.”

Last seen in Maddock Films’ hit Luka Chuppi (2019), Kartik Aaryan is presently shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s next opposite Sara Ali Khan. He has also started working on B.R Studio’s Pati Patni Aur Woh, co-starring Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey.