Kartik Aaryan, who is stoked by the positive response coming his way for his latest film, Dhamaka, recently took to his verified Instagram handle and expressed gratitude to his fans and followers for their ‘Dhamake-daar response.’ He shared the poster of the film which reads, “Thank you for the Dhamake-Daar response. Most watched film on digital. Watched for 4.8 million hours this week on Netflix.”Taking to the photo-sharing site, Kartik Aaryan wrote, “#Dhamaka becomes the most-watched film on digital This is huge !! Thank you so much .”
Many fans and followers rushed to compliment the actor and the filmmaker. Several celebs also took the opportunity to drop positive messages for him.Aaryan states, “The response is so solid that I am just amazed. Recently, I took a flight and the flight crew spoke to me about my performance. I am so happy to hear people’s response towards the film and my performance. People are saying that this is Kartik 2.0. I am both happy and overwhelmed. It was a conscious decision to do something different. The day I did my first script reading, I was blown away with the concept. For me, ‘Dhamaka’ was a film where I needed to give my best. I was conscious of the fact that I was doing something different.”
Continuing on the same vein, he shared, “I thought people would enjoy watching me in this new avatar. They have never seen me like this. I felt it will be exciting for them to see me like this and also exciting for me to play a character like this. Out of comfort zone was scary but I knew I was in good hands. Appreciation of ‘Dhamaka’ has really validated me as an actor. I am relieved that people accepted me in Arjun Pathak’s role”.
Lastly he added, “Expectations keep you motivated but it’s also an added responsibility for any actor. It’s a dream come true for me. I am in a really good space where I am getting those roles which I have never played before. I enjoy the film making process and never take any pressure. I want to create my own niche and want people to talk about my own filmography. I always wondered how can one gauge success without numbers. ‘Dhamaka’ made me realise audience’s love is bigger than numbers. The kind of response I am getting today is by far my biggest success. I am very happy with the response, and the way the audience is appreciating my performance.”
Aaryan’s long list of lined up films enlists much awaited films ‘Captain India’, Shashanka Ghosh’s ‘Freddy’, Anees Bazmee’s ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, ‘Shehzada’ and Sajid Nadiadwala’s untitled next.