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When Kartik Aaryan rented a flat in Andheri with 12 boys and had limited finances

Kartik Aaryan talks about early days as a struggling actor in Mumbai in a candid conversation with the Official Humans of Bombay. The star spills the beans on his life after movies.

The Official Humans of Bombay took to Instagram to share Kartik Aaryan’s life story. Instagram post caption talks about Bollywood’s favorite boy, Kartik Aaryan and his life as an actor with no godfather in Mumbai.

The caption reads,“I was born in the small town of Gwalior. My parents were in the medical field & I was going to do engineering. But in 9th grade, I saw Baazigar & I knew I wanted to be on the other side of the screen.

I was unsure of my parents’ reaction—so I decided to study till 12th in Gwalior & then go to college in Mumbai.

Luckily I got into a college in Navi Mumbai. I stayed in a hostel & searched for auditions. I had no contacts, so I’d type keywords like, ‘Actor Needed’ on Facebook.

I’d travel for 6 hours 3-4 times a week for auditions. At times, I’d be rejected from outside the studio because I didn’t ‘look the part’. But I still had hope.

Soon I got projects like a few seconds in an ad & they kept me going. Eventually I rented a flat in Andheri with 12 boys. I had limited finances.

I couldn’t even afford a portfolio—I’d crop my face out of group photos to send to agents! All the while I’d skip college to give auditions & my parents didn’t know about any of this.

Once I saw an ad for a film audition & decided to go for it. They liked me & auditioned me many times. My final audition script was the monologue that then became my identity! Finally, when I got the role, I was at Andheri station & immediately called my mom! She couldn’t believe it!

After 2 & a half years of struggle, what I had imagined as a possibility, was now a reality. After Pyaar Ka Punchama, there still weren’t many opportunities. I stayed in the same flat with 12 boys till my third film!

At the time, my mom was adamant I finish my degree, so while shooting, I gave my exams—& people in the exam hall were clicking photos with me! But I understood that she wanted my future to be secure.

After Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, it all changed! Life has come full circle now—recently when I was in Gwalior, I was invited to my school as chief guest & kids were chanting my name! It was surreal!

But what I have today, would’ve never come my way, if I hadn’t believed that I’d make it. I’m grateful for where I am & I know I have a long way to go. Sometimes all of it still feels unbelievable—from this point on, the possibilities just seem endless & my dreams, are just waiting to come true.”

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“I was born in the small town of Gwalior. My parents were in the medical field & I was going to do engineering. But in 9th grade, I saw Baazigar & I knew I wanted to be on the other side of the screen. I was unsure of my parents’ reaction—so I decided to study till 12th in Gwalior & then go to college in Mumbai. Luckily I got into a college in Navi Mumbai. I stayed in a hostel & searched for auditions. I had no contacts, so I’d type keywords like, ‘Actor Needed’ on Facebook. I’d travel for 6 hours 3-4 times a week for auditions. At times, I’d be rejected from outside the studio because I didn’t ‘look the part’. But I still had hope. Soon I got projects like a few seconds in an ad & they kept me going. Eventually I rented a flat in Andheri with 12 boys. I had limited finances. I couldn’t even afford a portfolio—I’d crop my face out of group photos to send to agents! All the while I’d skip college to give auditions & my parents didn’t know about any of this. Once I saw an ad for a film audition & decided to go for it. They liked me & auditioned me many times. My final audition script was the monologue that then became my identity! Finally, when I got the role, I was at Andheri station & immediately called my mom! She couldn’t believe it! After 2 & a half years of struggle, what I had imagined as a possibility, was now a reality. After Pyaar Ka Punchama, there still weren’t many opportunities. I stayed in the same flat with 12 boys till my third film! At the time, my mom was adamant I finish my degree, so while shooting, I gave my exams—& people in the exam hall were clicking photos with me! But I understood that she wanted my future to be secure. After Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, it all changed! Life has come full circle now—recently when I was in Gwalior, I was invited to my school as chief guest & kids were chanting my name! It was surreal! But what I have today, would’ve never come my way, if I hadn’t believed that I’d make it. I’m grateful for where I am & I know I have a long way to go. Sometimes all of it still feels unbelievable—from this point on, the possibilities just seem endless & my dreams, are just waiting to come true.”

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Kartik Aaryan is recognized for his stellar performances in ‘Pyaar ka Punchnama’ and ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. Next he will be seen in Mudassar Aziz’s ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’ with Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey.

The stars are currently busy promoting the romantic-comedy  all over the country. The trailer and posters have been well-received by the audiences so far. ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’ will hit the theaters on 6 December 2019.

Kartik is on a success rage right now. The Bollywood hunk has three new films lined-up for 2020. He will be seen in Anees Bazmee’s ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’, Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Aaj Kal’ and KJo’s ‘Dostanaa 2’. The ‘Lukka Chhupi’ star has also become the poster boy for brands too.

With brand endorsements like IRUS by IDEE, boAt, hummel, Manyavar, OPPO, Emami Fair And Handsome, Magic Moments, Armani Exchange watches, Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk, Lux Inferno, ITC Engage, and Veet Men.

The 6-films-old Kartik Aaryan has surely started off his Bollywood career on a high note.

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