New Delhi: Kartik Aaryan is a bona fide star right now, but he has seen his share of struggles. In an interview with an entertainment website, he opened up about his first-ever audition and revealed that he was rejected even before he could show what he was capable of.
“There was this deodorant ka ad, jiska audition maine diya tha. Mere ko bahar se hi reject kar diya tha!” he laughed.
Earlier, on a chat show hosted by Neha Dhupia, Kartik said that when he came to Mumbai from Gwalior to try his luck in the film industry, he was completely broke. “I didn’t have a place to stay when I came to Mumbai. I stayed in a hostel. I have stayed with 12 guys in a flat,” he said.
“We had our share of struggles. We used to go to auditions, wahaan pe ‘not fit’ ho jaata tha. I used to travel without tickets in local trains from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai when I was auditioning. I didn’t even have that much money,” the 28-year-old actor added.
Kartik, who has no filmi connections, used to look for auditions on social media. On Karan Johar’s chat show, he revealed, “I think social media has helped me to become an actor. It was through Facebook and Google that I used to look out for auditions. Because I didn’t know anyone so I used to search for it. I used to type keywords like actors required and casting calls on Facebook and Google and then go from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai to stay close with the industry.”
On the work front, Kartik is currently shooting in Mumbai for Imtiaz Ali’s next, which is a sequel to Love Aaj Kal. He will be seen romancing Sara Ali Khan in the film, which is scheduled to hit the theatres on Valentine’s Day (February 14), 2020.