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Is the Kartik Aaryan starrer ‘Aashiqui 3’ being shelved? Here’s the update

The makers had announced ‘Aashiqui 3’ amidst much fanfare in September 2022 with Kartik Aaryan as the lead

Is the Kartik Aaryan starrer ‘Aashiqui 3’ being shelved? Here’s the update
Pic Courtesy: Official Twitter Account of T-Series
  • Satish Sundaresan

Last Updated: 09.06 AM, Apr 01, 2023

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The day and date of 23 July 1990 is nothing less than being immortal in the pages of Bollywood. The reason? Well… this was the day and date when that year’s mega blockbuster ‘Aashiqui’ had got released. There were many striking features about this film. The film was led by two debutantes who were relatively unknown till the release of the film. These two debutantes were Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal, the names which later went onto become overnight sensations for a long time. Added to that, was the superlative music which was composed by Nadeem Shravan, which is evergreen till date.

Buoyed by the success of ‘Aashiqui’, the makers announced ‘Aashiqui 2’, which starred Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Mahesh Thakur and Shaad Randhawa in the lead roles. Even though the film was a hit, people were constantly comparing ‘Aashiqui 2’ to the original ‘Aashiqui’. After this, the makers had gone ahead and announced ‘Aashiqui 3’ amidst much fanfare in September 2022. The music major T-Series had taken to social media and posted the adjoining photo with the caption, “The biggest announcement of the year is here! We're ecstatic to collaborate with #MukeshBhatt once again with much anticipated #Aashiqui3 starring our favourite. @TheAaryanKartik. Directed by basuanurag with music by @ipritamofficial”

Besides the announcement, the makers of Aashiqui 3 had also launched the film’s motion poster with the tune of ‘Ab Tere Bin’ (from the original ‘Aashiqui’) playing in the background. The film’s makers had announced Kartik Aaryan as the male lead in ‘Aashiqui 3’, while the female lead was yet to be finalised. Amidst all this, there started a buzz about the film ‘Aashiqui 3’ being shelved.

The latest update on the film ‘Aashiqui 3’ front is that, the film is surely happening and is expected to go on floors this year, as per a news report in Bollywood Hungama. The same report added that, Kartik Aaryan took time out to meet Anurag Basu (who happens to be the director of ‘Aashiqui 3’) and also the film’s producer Bhushan Kumar at the T-Series office, thus quashing reports of the film being shelved. As per a source quote in the news report, it has been stated that, the rumours of the film being shelved are baseless and that, Kartik and Anurag have met to discuss the next step on ‘Aashiqui 3’. The source added that, even though they are still looking for the female lead but the film is indeed happening.

As per a news report in ETimes, it had spoken about Anurag Basu telling in an interview that it would be his first venture with Kartik Aaryan, who is known for his hard work, dedication, grit and determination towards his work. He added that, he was truly looking forward to this one. The same news report also carried a source quote that mentioned the latest developments on the 'Aashiqui 3’ front. The source quote was that, the pre-production work on 'Aashiqui 3' has begun and that since it was a massive brand, there is bound to be a good amount of time spent on it before it goes on floors. But why would Kartik leave it? He has not only confirmed the project with the makers but even spoken about it in public domain’.

Watch this space for developments.