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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 producer defends Kartik Aaryan, says he's not hiked fees after becoming 'star'

Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film also stars Kiara Advani, Tabu, Rajpal Yadav and is currently running successfully in theatres.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 03.25 PM, Jun 03, 2022

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 producer defends Kartik Aaryan, says he's not hiked fees after becoming 'star'
Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan's Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is running successfully in theatres in its third weekend, despite competition from new releases. The film entered the Rs 100 crore club and became one of the biggest hits of the year. Owing to the success of the film, there were several reports that the actor has hiked his fees but the actor opened up about it and clarified on social media that such reports are 'baseless'. And now, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 producers have come in support of the actor. They recently said in an interview that Kartik is a very 'grounded' person and he is not after money. 

The horror-comedy film, directed by Anees Bazmee, is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under the banner T-Series Films and Murad Khetani and Anjum Khetani under the banner Cine1 Studios. Bhushan Kumar is also producing Kartik Aaryan's next film Shehzada. Directed by Rohit Dhawan, he will be seen sharing the screen with his Lukka Chuppi co-star Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala. Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, producer Bhushan said that despite the film Shehzada facing issues due to financial shortcomings, Kartik did not back and stood by them. He also further revealed that he had teased Kartik, saying that it would be difficult to sign him for the third instalment of the Bhool Bhulaiyaa franchise, as he has now become a 'star.' The producer further said that though the reports claim that he has hiked his fees, he has increased his fees for them. The actor, while pointing out the claims of the hike, also said that he could hike the fees only if he gets an offer. "But report of price hike makes it to news before everything," he had said.

Bhushan was all in praise for his actor. He said he is very grounded. "Everyone should think about it that if we are making a big film then it's necessary to spend on it. He understands that. We have another film together - Shehzada. I don't want to say, but in Shehzada a situation came where he stood by the producers," he said, adding that it shows that Kartik is not after money, but good content.

Meanwhile, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which also stars Tabu, Kiara Advani, Rajpal Yadav and others, has earned over Rs 140 crore. It is running successfully in theatres even on its third weekend. 

Kartik, on the other hand, also has films like Freddy and Sajid Nadiadwala's untitled film in the pipeline.