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Kartik has not changed, says guru Luv Ranjan

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : May 7, 2018, 12:21 am IST
Updated : May 7, 2018, 12:21 am IST

Overnight success is not easy to digest. Not that Kartik Aaryan got his stardom overnight.

Luv Ranjan
 Luv Ranjan

Overnight success is not easy to digest. Not that Kartik Aaryan got his stardom overnight. For even after the surprise success of his film Pyaar Ka Punchnama, he had to wait for seven years before it happened. And now we hear whispers of Kartik becoming too big for his boots. But his mentor, Luv Ranjan, gives him a clean chit.

“I’ve known Kartik from the time I signed him for Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Now when it (stardom) is finally happening to him, of course there will be whispers about how he has changed. But the change that we see in successful people is often a matter of perception,” says Luv, adding, “I will give you an example. Kartik doesn’t drink, so he finds it difficult to attend parties. But he makes it a point to come to my parties whenever I invite him. He hangs around a bit. And when the drinking starts he looks at me to ask if he can leave. Now if he was to do the same thing, leave in half an hour, people will say he has developed an attitude after success.”

 

The mentor chooses to accept his protégé as he is and not weigh their relationship down with expectations. “So far so good. Kartik has not changed. But even if he were to change I wouldn’t be shattered. My father always warned me not to waste my time making friends. His experience taught him to not trust anyone. My experience has been otherwise. I’ve reason to trust friends. And Kartik is one of them. However, if he chooses to change tomorrow that is fine. Why should I have any expectations from him? I did him no favour. For Pyaar Ka…, I had auditioned scores of newcomers. I chose Kartik because he fitted the bill perfectly. If I gave him a break, he also served my purpose in the script,” he  concludes.

 

We guess only time will tell us what to believe.

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