In a recent interview with Film Companion, Kartik Aaryan revealed the motivations behind his decision to waive his fees for the film Shehzada, providing valuable insights into his foray into movie production and future aspirations.
Kartik Aaryan, known for his recent success in Satyaprem Ki Katha, not only took on the role of the lead actor in Shehzada but also assumed the responsibilities of a producer. Despite the film facing challenges at the box office, Kartik has now shed light on the thought process behind forgoing his fees for Shehzada.
In the interview, Kartik Aaryan clarified his involvement in Shehzada’s production, stating, “What happened with Shezada was, I was not a producer-producer as such. I was given that credit on the basis that the film was going into a money crisis, and I gave up on my fees.” He went on to explain that he also contributed financially to ensure the project’s completion and structure, preventing it from facing further setbacks. Kartik expressed gratitude for the producers recognizing his efforts, emphasizing that he was essentially “just acting as a producer” in this particular instance.
As for his future plans, Kartik disclosed that, for now, his focus remains solely on his acting career due to its demanding nature. Although he is not actively considering producing films at the moment, he remains open to the possibility in the future, emphasizing that he would evaluate the nature of the project at that time.
Delving into the details of Shehzada, the action comedy directed by Rohit Dhawan featured an ensemble cast, including Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, and Ronit Roy. Released on February 17, 2023, the film received negative reviews and was deemed a commercial failure.
Looking ahead, Kartik Aaryan is currently engrossed in the shooting of Chandu Champion, a sports drama directed by Kabir Khan. Additionally, he has an exciting collaboration with Anurag Basu for Aashiqui 3. Adding to the anticipation, Kartik is set to star in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3, following the massive success of the horror-comedy’s predecessor. With a promising lineup, Kartik Aaryan continues to make waves in the world of Bollywood.