Kartik Aaryan has been steadily rising as one of the biggest Gen-X stars in Bollywood. And following his entrance in the 100 crore club with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, it has now been confirmed that he will star in the Hindi remake of the mega Kannada blockbuster Kirik Party.
Directed by Rishab Shetty, Kirik Party (2016) was one of the highest grossing Kannada films. It ran for an impressive 150 days followed by a Telugu remake titled Kirrak Party. Now, the Hindi version will be produced by Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions. For direction, they have roped in National Award-winning director Abhishek Jain, who won the award for the Best Feature Film in Gujarati for Wrong Side Raju (2016). He has also directed the Gujarati hit, Bey Yaar (2014) and will be making his Bollywood debut with this film.
Earlier, Sidharth Malhotra was rumoured to play the male lead in the Hindi Kirik Party. He was considered for the role but reportedly couldn't go through with it due to multiple other commitments. Later producer Ajay Kapoor confirmed that Aryan will play the lead saying, “We are excited to have Kartik Aaryan on board, as he has a connect with today’s youth. We felt only he could bring this well-etched character alive on the big screen.”
Kirik Party is a rom-com musical which promises chartbuster music. It tells a coming of age story which showcases how friendship and love can turn a boy into a compassionate man.
The shooting for Kirik Party will begin in October this year and this Hindi remake should be ready to hit the screens some time next year.