Kartik Aaryan talks about Pathaan overshadowing Shehzada
This Friday, the remake of the 2020 Telugu hit Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Shehzada, starring Kartik Aaryan, will be released in theatres. The movie will face off against Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, which is having a spectacular run at the box office. During a recent press conference, Kartik Aaryan discussed the enormous success of Pathaan, saying, “I think we made a good film, and automatically when someone will watch the film he will like our movie. There is nothing like being overshadowed. It is a good thing that Pathaan has done wonderfully well, that is good for industry. It achieved historic figures and that will inspire audiences to go to theatres more.” Interestingly, the makers of Shehzada had postponed the film’s release date by a week, in order to avoid a clash with Pathaan.
Addressing the talk about Hindi films being solely remakes and adaptations, Kartik stated, “Remember the remake of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was done in South. Pyaar Ka Punchnama was an original movie that inspired Southern producers to adapt. There are other examples also. It is a big myth. There is also a great demand for several Hindi stories and writers in the South… If there is a good story, producers and directors want to make it for their audiences.”