Actor Kartik Aaryan denied reports of being a part of Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit’s Tezaab remake. Reportedly, Ranveer Singh and Janhvi Kapoor were cast in the remake. However, when speculations of Kartik Aaryan replacing Ranveer spread like wildfire, the Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 actor stepped up to clear the air. Also read: Hatchet buried? Kartik Aaryan and Karan Johar spotted after work meeting, fans ask for ‘announcement’
Taking to his Twitter account, Kartik reacted to a report claiming the same information regarding the Tezaab remake. He simply re-posted the tweet and added, “Not true.” The report suggested that Ranveer had opted out of the project.
Last year, the announcement of the Tezaab remake was made. The film starring Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher and Chunky Panday was a blockbuster which gave Madhuri a breakthrough in her career. The film producer Murad Khetani, who has bankrolled films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Thadam Hindi remake, bought the rights of the N Chandra directorial and told Times Of India that the remake will adapt to ‘modern times.’ Tezaab was released in 1988.
Reacting to the news, Madhuri had told Pinkvilla last year, “I don’t know. I have to see the movie, then I’ll be excited. Well, I think if he is touching it then he has that confidence that he is doing something different. It’s an art form, and it’s open for interpretation. So if he has another form or another interpretation of Tezaab, and has the confidence to make it then I am looking forward to seeing it.”
Kartik’s last film was Shehzada, which was the remake of Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikunthapurramulo. It starred him alongside Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal, Ronit Roy and Manisha Koirala. The film underperformed at the box office.
The actor will be next seen in Satyaprem Ki Katha, co-starring Kiara Advani. Directed by Sameer Vidwans, the film is up for release this year. Besides this, Kartik also has Aashiqui 3 later this year. Kartik last appeared in Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar in a special cameo role.