Speaking about the immense success of ‘Pathaan’, Kartik Aaryan said at a recent press conference, “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’. When contacted, Shehzada’s producer Aman Gill had exclusively told ETimes, “Yes, we have postponed the film Kartik has immense respect for Shah Rukh and we all love him. We decided that it would be best for our film if we come after a week.”
Addressing the buzz about Hindi films being only remakes and adaptations, Kartik stated, “Remember the remake of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was done in South. Pyaar Ka Punchnama was an original movie which inspired producers of South for adapting. There are other examples also. It is a big myth. There is also a great demand for several Hindi stories and writers in South… If there is a good story, producers and directors want to make it for their audiences.” Directed by Rohit Dhawan, ‘Shehzada’ also features Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala in lead roles.