It has been conman knowledge for some time now that Kartik Aaryan would be playing the lead role in the Hindi remake of Kannada hit film ‘Kirik Party’ (2016). The makers of the film also roped in Jacqueline Fernandez to play the female lead which was later confirmed by trade analyst Taran Adarsh on his Twitter page.
Now, as per the latest reports in Mumbai Mirror, Aaryan has opted out of the project citing creative differences. A source stated to the tabloid, “Directed by Abhishek Jain, the film was to roll last October. However, the script had to be sent back to the writing table as most people on board felt that the adaptation failed to capture the humour and charm that made the original Kannada film such a success.”
The source added, “Kartik wasn’t sold on the revised screenplay. A few weeks ago, he had a meeting with the producers and expressed his doubts. Also, since he has allotted bulk dates in May to Imtiaz Ali’s Aaj Kal, the date clash was posing another problem. So, he decided to exit the project. The makers are currently scouting for a new lead.”
Aaryan will next be seen in the ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ remake opposite Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday, reports DNA India. The film is releasing in December this year.
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