Kartik Aaryan says no to Ekta Kapoor?


Kartik Aaryan
Kartik Aaryan

If we keep his last film Love Aaj Kal (2020) aside, Kartik Aaryan has been quite consistent as far as his run at the box-office is concerned. In 2019, the rising Bollywood star was seen in two movies – Luka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh – which turned out to be huge money spinners at the ticket window, proving that his pull can draw audiences to theatres in droves.



After delivering back-to-back hits, Aaryan has reportedly raised his remuneration. But it looks like not every filmmaker is ready to pay him the amount that he is demanding. We hear that the exorbitant raise in his fees has not got down well with a couple of producers, one of them being content czarina Ekta Kapoor.

 

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According to the latest reports, Kapoor offered a film to Kartik Aaryan, but the actor turned down the offer. If industry insiders are to be believed, Balaji Motion Pictures’ owner is not used to being turned down and hence, has not taken this rejection very well.

An informed source tells an entertainment portal that Kartik first offered her the age-old, done to death excuse of having no dates available, shrugging his shoulders helplessly. But it seems Kartik and Ekta couldn’t agree on the payment.



 

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Ekta Kapoor is known to pay her actors below their market price. But it looks like her business module failed to lure Kartik Aryan, who has reportedly started asking for a fee higher than the likes of Varun Dhawan and Shahid Kapoor.

Meanwhile, Aaryan has his plate full with several high-profile projects. He will next be seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 opposite Kiara Advani and Dharma Productions’ Dostana 2 with debutant Lakshya and Janhvi Kapoor.