Actor Kartik Aryan spoke of visiting Shah Rukh Khan’s home, Mannat, and Salman Khan’s home at Galaxy Apartments on the first day he arrived in Mumbai. In a new interview, Kartik also talked about his experiences on that day. While he thought that Shah Rukh Khan ‘saw’ him, he was ‘almost attacked lathi outside Salman’s house. (Also read | Salman Khan told Kartik Aaryan after making hit movies)
Kartik made his acting debut with Luv Ranjan’s film Pyaar Ka Punchnama in 2011. He next acted in Akaash Vani (2013), Kaanchi (2014), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), Luka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh (both 2019), Dhamaka (2021), Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Freddy (2022).
In the latest episode of Aap Ki Adalat on India TV, journalist Rajat Sharma reminded him that he used to click selfies outside of Mannat. Kartik replied, “It was actually my first day when I came to Mumbai. It was a Sunday. I have always been a fan of Shah Rukh sir. I get inspired by his story that he created his own niche and received love from the public. So I reached Bandstand the first day thinking I’d see him swing. What actually happened was when he left, he was in his car. As he left he waved as he looked at everyone. Mujhe laga ki unhone mujhe dekha (I thought he was looking at me).”
“Toh bas main pura time khush tha ki, ‘Shah Rukh sir ne mujhe dekh liya. Toh mera din ban gaya, mera Mumbai ana safal hogaya us time’ (So I was happy all the time thinking, ‘Shah Rukh sir saw me. My day is made, coming to Mumbai was worth it)’ I moved forward a bit and there was Galaxy Apartments I was standing outside Salman Khan also the house of Mr. But things were different there since huge crowd gathered leading to lathi attack. Toh main almost bhaga waha se lathiyo se bachta hua (I almost ran to escape the sticks). Both incidents happened on the same day. It was a weird but memorable day for me,” Kartik continued.
Kartik has several movies in the pipeline. He will be seen in Shehzada directed by Rohit Dhawan. The film also stars Kriti Sanon, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Ronit Roy and Sachin Khedekar. It’s all set to hit theaters on February 10.
Shehzada is an official Hindi remake of the Telugu movie Ala Vaikunthapurramloo starring Allu Arjun. Kartik will also appear in director Kabir Khan’s upcoming self-titled film and in Hansal Mehta’s next Captain India.