‘Aashiqui 3’: Kartik Aaryan to Headline Anurag Basu Directorial!!

Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan is on the signing spree following the success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. A day ago, Bollywood Hungama reported that the actor has signed another project which is set to be directed by Anurag Basu. It is a romantic saga. Now, it’s confirmed that the actor and the filmmaker are coming together for the third installment of the hit Aashiqui franchise. The leading lady is yet to be cast.

Kartik Aaryan has signed Aashiqui 3, a project produced by Bhushan Kumar‘s T-Series and Vishesh Films. While the first part was released in 1990 starring Annu Agarwal and Rahul Roy, Aashiqui 2 featured Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor and released in 2013. It was helmed by Mohit Suri and the music was widely loved by the audience. Pritam is on board to compose music.

Kartik Aaryan made the announcement on Monday with a photo featuring Anurag Basu, Pritam, Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar.

The Aashiqui franchise that revolved around love, romance, and relationships and has remained in hearts of audiences till date, is all set to reignite the magic of love story and music! Touted to be a rage amongst the youth, Kartik Aaryan will spearhead the third instalment of one of the most popular franchise of Hindi cinema that remains to be a timeless classic loved by the youth of this nation. While the storyline was heart of the prequels, music remains to be their soul that will be carried forward by phenomenal music director Pritam.

Producer Mukesh Bhatt said, “Evening of 16th Aug 1990, a day before Aashiqui’s release, Gulshanji and me were very nervous, the next day records were broken and history was created. Today with Bhushan, Pritam, Anurag and the heart rob of the nation Kartik, I assure everyone that Aashiqui 3 will celebrate love like never before.”

Producer Bhushan Kumar said, “The movies whose storyline and music etched our hearts, its time to relive it again! We are ecstatic to announce Aashiqui 3 in collaboration with Mukesh Ji, directed by my all-time favourite Dada Anurag Basu. The film is sure to have a fresh side to it while retaining the true essence! We couldn’t have found an actor better than Kartik, a true rockstar in all sense after the massive hits he has delivered; he truly fits to a T! Music plays an integral part in this romantic musicale, along with Pritam we aim to raise the bar higher. Working with such a dream team is something I personally look forward to and can’t wait to recreate a magic again.”

Starring in the lead role, actor Kartik Aaryan said, “The timeless classic Aashiqui is something I grew up watching and working on Aashiqui 3 is like a dream come true! I feel privileged yet grateful for collaborating with Bhushan Sir and Mukesh Sir for this opportunity. I’ve been a big fan of Anurag Sir’s work and collaborating with him on this one is definitely shaped me in many ways.”

Director Anurag Basu said, “Working with Vishesh films is literally like coming home and I am glad directing Aashiqui 3! Bhushan ji and I have a long-standing relationship and every outing together is even more exciting than the last one – he is a solid collaborator who I am really privileged to have by my side. Aashiqui and Aashiqui 2 were emotions for the fans that has remained in hearts till date, the aim is to carry the legacy ahead in the best possible way. It’d be my first venture with Kartik Aaryan, who is known for his hardwork, dedication, grit and determination towards his work and I’m truly looking forward to this one.”

Music Composer Pritam said, “The Aashiqui franchise is known for its absolutely great music and I am really glad to be part of this”

On the work front, Kartik Aaryan has Shehzada, which is the Hindi remake of Allu Arjun‘s Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Freddy, Captain India and Satyaprem Ki Katha. He also has a project with Kabir Khan.


via Bollywood Hungama

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