Kartik Aaryan in, Sidharth Malhotra out of ‘Kirik Party’ remake

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    Ever since the smashing success of his last movie ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ (2018), Kartik Aryan’s demand in Bollywood has increased and how. The actor has been approached for over a dozen new projects in the past couple of months. Recently, his name was announced as the male lead in producer Dinesh Vijan’s small town romcom ‘Luka Chuppi’. The latest we hear that he has tucked yet another movie in his kitty.

    Producer Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions has signed the emerging star for his next production venture, which is an official remake of Kannada blockbuster movie ‘Kirik Party’ (2016). Confirming the same, Ajay said in an official statement, “We are excited to have Kartik Aaryan on board. We felt only he can bring out this well-etched character on the big screen. Kyta Productions is also happy to introduce an extremely talented filmmaker Abhishek Jain with this college romance. We will start filming it this October and release it next year 2019.”

    Abhishek Jain, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of calling the shots for the remake, is a renowned Gujarati filmmaker known for breakout hits like ‘Bey Yaar’ and ‘Wrong Side Raju’. The remake will mark his directorial debut in Bollywood.

    If reports are to be believed, the ‘Kirik Party’ remake was first offered to Sidharth Malhotra. The actor was supposed to the essay the role which Rakshit Shetty played in the original. But later, the makers opted for Kartik Aaryan, maybe because his last movie ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ raked in over Rs. 100 crores at the domestic box-office, while Sidharth Malhotra’s much publicized espionage drama ‘Aiyaary’ (2018) fail spectacularly at the cash counter.

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