OTTplay Awards 2022: Know Your Winners: Kartik Aaryan for Best Male Actor
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Kartik Aaryan won the OTTplay Award for Best Male Actor – Popular in a Motion Picture. The actor won the trophy for his film, Dhamaka. The film was released straight to OTT, on Netflix in 2021. A remake of the Korean film The Terror Live (2013), Dhamaka literally caused a dhamaka (explosion) on the OTT platform after its release. He stayed at the top for a long time. The excitement is such that it has led to this point – where Kartik was awarded Best Male Actor in People’s Choice for a Movie at the 2022 OTTplay Awards and Conclave held recently.
Here’s everything you need to know about the actor, his movie and what he’s up to now…
Kartik Aaryan, born in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, has been a well-known face since his film debut. The actor made his first screen appearance in Luv Ranjan’s Pyaar Ka Punchnama in 2011 and although he had his share of post-release flops (Akaash Vani and Kaanchi: The Unbrekable), the PKP franchise is what made Kartik famous. In his first film, Kartik rose to fame primarily through his monologue about women. The film also reintroduced talented actor Divyenndu, who had a brief appearance in Madhuri Dixit’s comeback film Aaja Nachle, to the world.
Kartik returned to Pyaar Ka Punchnama for its sequel, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, released in 2015, this time without Divyenndu. He was back in the news but it wasn’t until 2018 with Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety, directed by Luv Ranjan yet again, that this actor became an A-lister. The film starred Nushratt Bharuccha as the female lead (also Kartik’s love interest in the PKP franchise films) and Sunny Singh as the male lead.
Kartik then worked with Kriti Sanon in Luka Chuppi, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar in Pati Patni Aur Woh, Sara Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal (2020) and went solo in Dhamaka (2021). His role as Arjun Pathak caused a sensation.
The actor is currently making headlines for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which is among the highest grossing Bollywood movies of 2022. The movie also starred Kiara Advani and Tabu in the lead roles and became one of the highest grossing movies. most popular of the year.
Dhamaka received a mixed bag of reviews. The film was loved by many and Kartik as Arjun Pathak, in particular, stuck with those viewers. His expressions and the eyes that told a story in the film, that’s what was connected to people. Whether it’s the scene on the bridge or when he has to portray a fall, this actor nailed every scene.
How Kartik Aaryan got into movies
Kartik’s parents are both doctors. While her father is a pediatrician, her mother is a gynecologist. He too has an engineering degree in biotechnology. Kartik had already moved to Mumbai by then and was hit by the acting keeda. There were times when he would skip class to wait for auditions. The moment he went to college, Kartik started modeling. His acting career did not take off immediately, and he had to enroll in acting classes. While in third grade, Kartik finally told his parents about his passion, while finally landing and working on his first film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama.
Sincere gratitude, straight from the heart of the winner
Kartik received his OTTplay award from filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar. His ex-girlfriend Sara Ali Khan, who sat at the same table with him throughout the event, reportedly gave him a hug and applauded him when Kartik took home the award. “Dhamaka was a special movie for me and I want to thank (Ram) Madhvani sir because he is very special to me. He shoots 360 degrees – from all corners. I was so lucky to be witnessing this and being a part of his cinema. Mister Ram has done a fabulous job. Thank you so much for that,” the actor said while accepting his award at the recent OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022.
Kartik currently has back-to-back projects. Even though he’s no longer part of Karan Johar’s Dostana 2, Kartik has movies like Shehzada, Freddy, and SatyaPrem Ki Katha in his chat.
As Rohit Dhawan’s Shehzada features him opposite Kriti Sanon, Freddy sees him paired with Alaya F and Satyaprem Ki Katha is where Kartik collaborates with Kiara Advani after Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
The actor recently made headlines for his statement in an interview. Kartik said that even though he has tasted success again since Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, he fears the filmmakers will write him off if he has even one flop. He hoped that wouldn’t be the case and that someone would give him another chance, which industry insiders probably get.
While Kartik has almost finished Shehzada, he recently started filming for Satyaprem Ki Katha with Kiara. The two shared a romantic photo from the sets on their first day of filming.