"I hope I always live up to people's expectations."
Kartik Aaryan recently reacted to the statements about certain ‘influential’ people in Bollywood ‘targeting’ or ‘harassing’ him.
Recently at an event in Mumbai, the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor was asked about the same on the red carpet.
Back in 2021, Kartik was replaced by a big-budget film and lost out on many projects thereafter.
The actor, who enjoys a huge fan following, reacted to this news stating that the actor was being targeted and harassed by people from the film industry.
When asked about the trolling and targeting, Kartik said: “I don’t even read them.”
The press then asked if someone in Bollywood was ‘bothering’ him.
Responding to this, Kartik smiled and said: “There is nothing like that.
“Nobody is bothering me. I’m taking home an award.”
In an earlier interview, Kartik opened up on his fan following and the amount of love he keeps getting from people.
The actor feels good that “several titles have been attached to his name”.
Kartik added: “Sometimes, my poses also get trending.
“A few months back, my fans started ‘Pose like Kartik Aaryan’ on social media.
“I am happy and feel lucky to receive so much love from people.
“Hope more titles get attached to my name. I hope I always live up to people’s expectations.”
Dostana 2 filmmaker Karan Johar announced Kartik Aaryan’s departure from the film in April 2021.
Multiple rumours circulated regarding the reasons for his exit, such as unprofessional behaviour and low fees.
However, it was also speculated that Kartik Aaryan had a falling out with his co-star, Janhvi Kapoor.
While filming for Dostana 2, Kartik and Janhvi fell out and their friendship ended in January 2021.
This allegedly made Kartik uncomfortable, and he became difficult to have on set.
According to sources, he even issued an ultimatum, saying he would only continue filming Dostana 2 if they dropped Janhvi Kapoor.
Therefore, Karan decided to drop Kartik from the film.
In a statement following Kartik’s departure, Karan Johar’s production company Dharma Productions said:
“Due to professional circumstances, on which we have decided to maintain a dignified silence – we will be recasting Dostana 2, directed by Collin D’Cunha.
“Please wait for the official announcement soon.”
On the work front, Kartik currently has a strong line-up of films under his belt, namely, Captain India, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Shehzada and Sajid Nadiadwala’s untitled project.