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Alaya F to be the female lead in Freddy, Karthik Aaryan welcomes his co-star

Freddy, helmed by Shashanka Gosh and backed by Ekta Kapoor, also marks the reunion of them after their first hit Veere Di Wedding which was released in 2018

Megha Mukundan
Aug 22, 2021
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Putting an end to speculation and wait of fans, Alaya F is confirmed as the female lead in the Kartik Aaryan-starrer Freddy. The actress announced the news by posting a picture of herself on Instagram and captioning, ‘Ready for Freddy! Sooooo haappy to be on board with the most wonderful team.’ Alaya can be seen holding a clapperboard of Freddy in the picture.

Her co-star Kartik Aaryan also took the news to his Instagram and welcomed Alaya by posting a picture of her in his feed. ‘Welcome @alayaf. From Freddy’, he wrote in his caption. The actress shared her happiness and excitement for being part of the team in her comment session, too.

Freddy, helmed by Shashanka Gosh and backed by Ekta Kapoor, also marks the reunion of them after their first hit Veere Di Wedding which was released in 2018. Earlier this year, Kartik was announced as the lead by the makers, and the actor has shared his delight to work with the team. He had said that he craves to explore different levels of entertainment with Freddy and that this is going to be both exciting and intriguing equally. He also added that he is looking forward to bringing this dark romantic thriller to the audience.

Assumptions about Alaya being on board as the female lead had been going on since earlier this month, and fans were eagerly waiting for a confirmation from the makers. Now that she has confirmed, many are excited to see the duo pair up on screen. Alaya, who made her debut in 2020 alongside Saif Ali Khan and Tabu in Jawaani Jaaneman, had won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her outstanding performance in the film. As the actress is now heading up for Freddy, audiences are expecting her to excel in this film, too.

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Meanwhile, Kartik has many projects in his kitty, like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Dhamaka, and Captain India. The actor was recently announced as the lead in the Bollywood remake of the Telugu hit Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, in which he is pairing with Kriti Sanon. The actor will be in the shoes of Tollywood star Allu Arjun, in the remake.

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