Kartik Aaryan has had a busy start to 2019. The actor’s upcoming film, Luka Chuppi (2019) has just begun promotions, but he has already moved on to his next project, Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019).
Directed by Mudassar Aziz, the film is based on the 1978 cult hit of the same name by the late BR Chopra. To play the ordinary working man, the actor has shed his fashionable style from previous films to a more moustachioed look.
The makers of the film revealed the actor’s look in Aziz’s film on social media today. Wearing a checkered formal shirt with a moustache, Kartik Aaryan looks a far cry from his younger, more modern looks in other films. Named ‘Chintuji’, the actor is likely to play a romantic, but ordinary guy. The film will also feature Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey in the lead roles.
Speaking about the actor’s look, producer Bhushan Kumar said, “To essay his character in Pati Patni Aur Woh, Kartik has donned a new look which is bound to surprise everyone. All of us on the on the set were taken aback to see this transformation of Kartik from a boy-next-door to a mature individual. He looks visibly different from the characters he has played in the past. I am sure this decision on his part to experiment with his look will be liked by his fans.”
The look is an instant reminder of the one Shah Rukh Khan took on in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), except without the glasses.
Producer Juno Chopra added, “He is playing a newly married man in the film and his look needed to be changed. Kartik was sporting enough to go to any length for his character and we are excited to begin shoot for the film.”
The cast and crew kicked off the first schedule of the film’s shoot yesterday, with one of the lead actresses of the film joining them at the shoot. Aaryan joked whether it was patni (wife) or woh (the other woman). The photo seemed to indicate it was Ananya Pandey.
Aaryan’s next film Luka Chuppi, with Kriti Sanon, releases on 1 March.