2022 has truly been Kartik Aaryan’s year, having delivered his career’s biggest blockbuster, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and then with a completely contrasting role, his career’s finest performance, Freddy, all in the same year.
If Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was the one to place Kartik Aaryan into superstardom, Freddy has cemented his position as the one with star power there, and proven him a talented superstar! From pulling in the large numbers, to being unanimously praised by audiences and critics, KA has been a steong revelation that keeps surprising us with the films he is picking, ranging vastly from each other. After Rooh Baba he came as, Freddy and will next be seen as the Shehzada until Satyaprem Ki Katha, so his lineup is like an exciting bag of treats for his fans to dig into.
With ‘Freddy’, Kartik Aaryan recently took on the challenge of stepping into a completely radical role, unlike anything he’s ever done before and the young hearthhrob passed with flying colours. The actor delivered a terrifying and spine-chilling performance, amongst the better this year and undoubtedly his career’s finest.
Popular trade expert, Taran Adarsh observes, as he told a leading daily, “2022 has truly been Kartik’s year. We all know his popularity and his ability to draw audiences into theatres which was proved with the big success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and catapulted him into the top-league. But then he put any detractors to rest with films like Dhamaka and now Freddy that showcases his prowess as not only a superstar but also an actor and performer in this year alone. The way he us choosing his films, balancing content and commercial perfectly, he is headed towards building a legacy to remember. From a Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 to a Freddy and next a Shehzada, it is all different and new for the young superstar."
What makes Kartik stand apart from all his 'fanception', as the actor has often been referred to as a fan-made superstar, coming from outside the city and having made his way to the top with the support of his loyal fandom. And they believe that since Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, it is the era of Kartik Aaryan and he is ruling it and how.
Synonymous with Blockbuster Friday’s, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 had a spectacular opening day and similarly Kartik had audiences thronging the OTT platform to watch ‘Freddy’ as soon as it released and his fanception as he calls it, immediately took to social media to praise his performance.
From calling it his ‘best performance’, ‘leaving audiences speechless’, and ‘Versatile Aaryan’, fans also picked up on Kartik's moniker for the day being, ‘Freddy Day’ in celebration of the mega opening in terms of the all over positive reviews earned by Kartik.
The actor also impressed the critics who referred to his performance as ‘his career’s finest' or 'one of the best by any actor this year’, ‘outstanding’, ‘a revelation’, ‘one that he brought his A-game to’ and ‘the most challenging and experimental role Aaryan has taken on’ among the many other rave reviews.
Extremely happy with the love and reviews that the actor has got this year, Kartik Aaryan told the leading daily, “I am ever grateful to the audience who has given me so much of their love always and this year, more than ever. First to Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and now Freddy, it really motivates me to push my boundaries and to keep exploring. With Freddy, I wanted to give the audiences something new and unexpected, and I completely gave it my all. So the extremely positive response that has been coming from them and the critics, my family, and friends, has been beyond special and I hope everyone across the world continues to enjoy the film."