July 30 : Kartik Aaryan was been associated with the film Freddy for a long time now. Some time back it was reported that the actor was no longer doing the film. But now Freddy is once again in the news as it has been reported that Kartik is very much in the film and the romantic thriller is likely to go on floors in August.
While the Love Aaj Kal actor will play the lead, Freddy will be reportedly helmed by Shashanka Ghosh of Veere Di Wedding fame. It will be backed by Ekta Kapoor with Jay Shewakramani. While the makers are working on pre-production aspects, it is reported that shoot will start in August in Mumbai. However, the female lead is still not been revealed. While Kartik will soon resume shooting of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, it appears that the actor will juggle between the two movies.
Earlier, it was reported that Ajay Bahl will direct the film but now it seems that the makers have replaced him with Shashanka Ghosh. Ghosh who also in the news as it was rumoured that he was working on a sequel to Veere Di Wedding.
Meanwhile, Kartik also has the official remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo in the pipeline. The film is also being produced by Ekta Kapoor. Kartik has recently announced his forthcoming film Captain India with Hansal Mehta. It is also speculated that his him Dhamaka will release on an OTT platform in October this year.
Earlier this year, soon after social media and media were flooded with news about Kartik exiting from Karan Johar's Dostana 2, it was also reported that Kartik left Goodbye Freddy, backed by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies. According to reports, the actor voluntarily made an exit from Red Chillies project and has even returned the signing amount. The actor's creative differences related to the script was given as the reason for leaving the project. However, it is not known if the Goodbye Freddy and Freddy is the same project or two different ones.