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Shehzada makers deny Kartik Aaryan threatened to exit film

The controversy emerged over the withdrawal of the Hindi release of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

Published: 26th January 2022
Kartik Aaryan

Actor Kartik Aaryan was accused of unprofessional behaviour after he allegedly threatened to walk out of Shehzada if the Hindi version of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo was released in theatres. Shehzada is the Hindi remake of Allu Arjun-starrer Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

Speaking to a portal, producer Manish Shah (of Goldmines Telefilms) claimed that Kartik had threatened to exit the film if the Hindi version of the original was released theatrically. He called the actor 'extremely unprofessional' for this. 

Following Manish's statements, the makers of Shehzada have stated that it was the producers' call to withdraw the film. Kartik, they claimed, never asked the makers to intervene or threatened to leave the film.

Producer Bhushan Kumar said, "We, the producers, felt that Shehzada should release in theatres first and not the Hindi version of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, hence we requested Goldmines not to release the Hindi version, and release of the film is always the producers decision and not actor."

He added, "I have known Kartik since the beginning of his career. We have done multiple films together. He is one of the most professional actors I have worked with."

Director Rohit Dhawan said, "Kartik's intent and excitement for Shehzada is unquestionable. It's been a joy working with him. As director and actor, we share a solid bond and nothing can come in the way of our love for the film."

Producer Aman Gill said, "After finding out about the Hindi Version release of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo we the producers on our own requested Manishji (Shah) to not release it.

"Kartik is going all out for Shehzada as an actor and only discusses how he can contribute to make this the biggest film for everyone involved, he is one of most dedicated actors in the industry."

(with IANS inputs

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