If all had gone well, actor Kartik Aaryan could have followed up the success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety with a Karan Johar film.
Sources from Dharma Productions reveal that Kartik was called in to discuss the possibility of playing the second lead in a film starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan.
But his overzealous team sprang into action too quickly and went overboard.
“Dharma sent Kartik feelers regarding a possible role, but it was nothing concrete. His team messed it up by releasing reports that the actor had been signed by Karan Johar when no such thing had happened. And if that was not enough, they also leaked the news that he was going to be paired opposite Kareena when she was actually paired with Akshay in the film,” the source from Dharma says.
According to unconfirmed reports, Kartik also asked for way too much money.
“He thinks he’s an A-list star now, and that he should be paid accordingly. Sadly, the producers don’t agree,” a trade analyst says.
Apparently, the entire incident left a bad taste in Karan’s mouth, and Kartik ended up being dropped like a hot potato. Hopefully, he’ll have the good sense to rein-in his over-enthusiastic team the next time he’s in talks with a prestigious production house....