Actor Kartik Aaryan says he will never be able to be a news reporter in real life. “I don’t know how to balance my personal and professional life because you are always alert. I have such immense respect for journalism, ”he exclusively told indianexpress.com. Kartik plays the role of news anchor on his latest release. Dhamaka that airs on Netflix. The actor, who is receiving a lot of appreciation for his performance, is also celebrating his birthday today.
Kartik’s Arjun Pathak is caught between a call with an unknown terrorist who demands that he do certain things and the race for his channel’s ratings. In between, he also sports shades of gray as an ambitious man who can do whatever he can to climb the ladder of success, manipulate and bring emotions into play.
Calling it his most challenging role to date, Kartik credited director Ram Madhvani for sustaining him through the tough scenes. “A lot happened on set and it was something that drained you as an actor, but there was Ram Madhvani, sir, who was always there,” he said.
Ram Madhvani, known for directing the award-winning Neerja and the recent hit web series Aarya, joins Kartik for the first time. Dhamaka was shot in about 10 days during the pandemic with a limited crew. The director, known for his unique style of filming in a multi-camera setup, used at least eight cameras this time. Kartik revealed that it was a “conscious decision” to work with Ram Madhvani.
“I wanted to be part of his world, the way he shoots, his vision. I’m glad I became that person Ram Madhvani would think about how he should be and what he should do, how he would present it. It’s a dream come true and I enjoyed it all ”.
So what have you learned from Ram Madhvani’s work style? Addressing him as a “professional and a team player,” Kartik praised his manager for speaking highly of his team, given any situation or crisis. “He took care of his team and I was also a part of it. That says a lot about him. As he says, it is host to sprouts. He’s a very good host, so it’s like a celebration when you’re filming with him. I’m glad we got to spend so much time together. “
Known for highly commercial films such as the Pyaar Ka Punchnama series, Love Aaj Kal, Luka Chuppi, and Pati Patni Aur Woh, the actor appears to be trying to break the mold with Dhamaka. But when Kartik celebrates his 31st birthday, he doesn’t call it ‘Kartik 2.0’, “but it was a conscious decision to write good scripts. We did an avant-garde thriller that got people excited, which is great, “he said.
Damaka also happens to be Kartik’s first OTT release. He called it the “right movie at the right time” due to the global reach that streaming platforms have. He added that the future is the coexistence of theaters and the digital medium.