Freddy Daruwala seeks role in Shah Rukh Khan’s production after reports of Kartik Aaryan’s exit
Freddy Daruwala reached out to Shah Rukh Khan on Twitter, seeking a role in his production titled Freddy, after reports suggested that Kartik Aaryan was no longer a part of the film.
Tagging Shah Rukh, his banner Red Chillies Entertainment and director Ajay Bahl, Freddy Daruwala wrote on Twitter, “Hey @RedChilliesEnt @iamsrk and #ajaybahl. In case you’re in search of the Real Freddie, I’m here!! I promise, 100 percent original and true to his art!! If you want, test it! #freddie.”
Explaining his tweet, Freddy Daruwala told a leading daily, “I wrote this as I want the project badly, and I also believe I can do the role and would justify it. Since I don’t know how to reach them personally, I chose social media. I even asked them to test me if they wish for the particular role.”
In a video shared on his YouTube channel earlier this week, trade analyst Komal Nahta reported that Kartik has been ousted from Freddy, for not giving dates for the film. According to Komal, Kartik also conveyed to the makers that he was unhappy with the script, after originally green-lighting it. On being told that the director did not want to make any changes to the script, the actor reportedly wanted him to be replaced.
Kartik has not yet commented on the rumours. Last month, reports suggested that he was dropped from Karan Johar’s production Dostana 2, due to his ‘unprofessional’ behaviour. Without confirming or denying the speculation, Dharma Productions put out a statement saying that they will be recasting the film.
“Due to professional circumstances, on which we have decided to maintain a dignified silence - we will be recasting Dostana 2, directed by Collin D’Cunha. Please wait for the official announcement soon,” it read.
Freddy Daruwala made his Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi-starrer Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, in which he played the antagonist. He has since starred in films such as Commando 2 and Race 3.