Actor Kartik Aaryan on Sunday revealed he’s set to star in filmmaker Ram Madhvani’s thriller “Dhamaka”. The film would mark the first collaboration between Aaryan and Madhvani, who has helmed acclaimed films like “Neerja” starring Sonam Kapoor and Sushmita Sen-fronted net sequence “Aarya”.
Aaryan, who turned 30 on Sunday, posted the first look of the film on Twitter. The movement poster options the “Love Aaj Kal” actor – wearing a blue swimsuit, sporting lengthy locks and carrying spectacles – looking of a window pensively at a burning Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge.
According to a press launch, “Dhamaka” offers a hen’s eye view into the workings of a information channel within the 21st Century.
“Dhamaka” is backed by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Films, together with Ram Madhvani and Amita Madhvani. In the film, Aaryan will play a journalist who covers the dwell broadcast of a terror assault in Mumbai.
“This for me is a miracle script and had me on the edge of my seat all through the narration. I knew this is the script that would give me the opportunity to explore a different side of me as an actor.
“I can not wait to move myself to Ram sir’s world and see his imaginative and prescient translate on the massive display. This can also be the first time I’m collaborating with Ronnie and RSVP, and I’m trying ahead to this journey,” the actor said in a statement.
Madhvani said though “Dhamaka” is a thriller on the outset, there lies a lot of emotion and drama in the screenplay that leads to the adrenaline rush.
“As a director, I’m inclined in the direction of human tales… This film demanded a younger actor, with a specific amount of rawness within the house. Kartik, being probably the most proficient actors in Bollywood, suits the invoice,” he added.
The director said the shooting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic will be challenging but the team will abide by the rules as laid down by the government.
“I’ve a terrific backing from my producer, Ronnie Screwvala, and our manufacturing groups at RSVP and RMF, are all nicely versed with the COVID protocols,” Madhvani said.
Screwvala, who has backed films like “Rang De Basanti”, “Jodhaa Akbar”, and “Barfi”, said he is looking forward to collaborating with Madhvani and Aaryan for the first time.
“When Ram got here to me with the script, I knew that I could not miss out on this one, and we acquired the same response after we narrated the script to Kartik as nicely,” the producer added.
The film is expected to go on floors next month, with the makers eyeing summer of 2021 for release.