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Kartik Aaryan: One thing that hurts the most is low box-office collections of your film

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor Kartik Aaryan opens up on the failure of his film, Guest Iin London.

bollywood Updated: Feb 09, 2018 17:58 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
Actor Kartik Aaryan rose to fame with his debut film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama in 2011.
Actor Kartik Aaryan rose to fame with his debut film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama in 2011.

Actor Kartik Aaryan entered the Hindi film industry with Pyaar Ka Punchnama (PKP) in 2011. He won hearts with his acting chops and comic timing in the film that left its mark in the bromance genre. Its sequel, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) also did well at the box office.

However, the success of these films was followed by the dismal performance of Guest Iin London (2017). Was it hard for Kartik to handle the failure? The actor looks at the film in a different light. He says the numbers might be low, but his acting received good reviews.

“For Guest Iin London, I got a lot of appreciation. I was more than happy to work with a lot of people I admire — Paresh (Rawal) sir, Ashwni Dhir (director). Working with Pareshji was an achievement because I had the chance to share screen space with a legendary actor, and hold my own ground with him. The kind of reviews I got for my acting were good,” he says.

And what about the money and number aspect? Kartik says, “Jab aapki film ka box-office collection nahi hota aur woh nahi chalti, toh sabse zyaada hurt hota hai (It hurts the most when your film doesn’t garner box-office collections). But, at least, yeh satisfaction hoti hai ki aapne kaam sahi kiya. Aapki acting ko logon ne pasand kiya. (But it’s satisfying to know that you’ve done your work well, and that people appreciate your performance in the film).”

Moving on from Guest Iin London, the actor is pinning his hope on his upcoming film, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.

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First Published: Feb 09, 2018 17:31 IST

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