Everyone knows director Luv Ranjan gave Kartik Aaryan his first breakthrough in Pyaar Ka Punchnama, and gave him yet another big hit in the form of its sequel. In fact, all of Kartik’s hits are with the director, including this year’s sleeper hit, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
Now, we reported a few weeks ago how Luv has roped in Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor for his next. But sources state that Kartik was the first choice for Ranbir’s role. A source stated, “Kartik suddenly quoted a price to his mentor that took Luv Ranjan by surprise. Ranjan had mentored Kartik, given him his breakthrough role in Pyaar Ka Punchnama and signed him for all his subsequent directorial ventures even though Kartik’s films outside Ranjan’s banner were flops. To hear Kartik ask for his market price was too much for Ranjan to digest.”
As far as rumors regarding Kartik signing a Dharma Production film were concerned, they were refuted immediately by the same source. “Why Karan would cast Kareena as Kartik’s co-star unless he is doing a film on the Ranbir-Aishwarya relationship in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,”asks the source.
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