Driven by script

Driven by script

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Having struggled for three years, actor Kartik Aaryan arrived with a bang on the silver screen with “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” which was followed by “Akaash Vani” and “Kaanchi: The Unbreakable”. It was followed by the sequel of his first film “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2”. The box office performance of his films might be average but his acting, especially his monologues, in the sequel of “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” were very well appreciated. With his latest movie “Guest in London” with veteran actor Paresh Rawal set to release soon, the young actor talks about his latest film and his liking for comedy.

I liked the relatable factor in the story as it is close to our real life situations. Often, we have uninvited cousins and relatives who may irritate us by using our possessions. Likewise my film “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” and “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2” were are also similar to common life situations. I have been a great fan of the character Babu Bhai of “Hera Pheri” so I could not let go this opportunity to work with Paresh Rawal.

On his journey in Bollywood

Since childhood, the life of an actor has fantasised me. What do they eat? How do they live? Like every child, I too thought of becoming a doctor/engineer but I consciously selected the colleges which were in Mumbai so that I could pursue my passion. Eventually, I got admission in the D.Y. Patil College in Navi Mumbai. I used to give auditions wherever and whenever possible which I found on Facebook and friends. After three years of struggle, I gave audition for “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” and was selected. I didn’t expect it to do so well. I will keep striving and aim higher in my journey in Bollywood.

On transition from everyday life to that of an actor

There was no such transition. Yes, life has now become more interesting and challenging. Obviously, when you aspire to become an actor you feel like that you should enact on the stage. I do not want to be a typical Bollywood hero but a commercially viable hero. I feel like common folks and get satisfaction by interacting with my audience and yapping with them. I want to be known among them for my good acting.

On choosing to do comedy films one after another

It all depends on the script I get. Actually, I try to comprehend the script and act accordingly. Coincidentally, I liked all the four scripts and they were all comedy or romcom Hopefully, if any thriller comes along and I like the script then I will sign it. And, yes earlier I had so special interest in comedy but now that I have performed in four films I have started liking the genre.

On his advice to those wanting to join the film industry

I gave auditions for about three year and faced thousands of rejections. However,I never took rejections seriously in my life. Every time I thought I was not perfect for that act and took it positively. Later, I worked on myself and practised and kept trying . Hence, I would advise all the people to display a positive attitude and work hard persistently. Things will happen if we manifest a positive stance towards failures.