March 13: "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety" is a blockbuster and Kartik Aryan is finally a star.
"More than my own happiness, it's my mother's happiness that makes me happy. I was with my mother at a mall when our car was suddenly surrounded by people. Initially she loved seeing her son getting mobbed. My mom's joy turned into anxiety," the actor said.
It has been an anxious time of waiting for Kartik. He had the looks and the dancing and acting schools. And yet success had been delayed.
Kartik thanked Luv Ranjan who stood by him through all these years.
"It takes a lot of guts to stand by someone you believe in when that someone is not a big star. He very clearly told producers it's me and Nushrat Bharucha and no one else. I wonder where I'd have been in this lonely city without someone to believe in my talent."
And now when it's finally happening, Kartik is overjoyed.
"I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the attention. I've waited long for this. I now have an insane number of scripts to read. The offers are juicy and tempting. But I intend to move forward carefully. I don't want to get carried away."
Kartik discussed about ambition this year.
"To buy a bigger home so that my family can move in with me. Right now, my best friend (his mother) has to keep shuttling between Mumbai and Gwalior because my father and sister are in Gwalior. I want all of us to stay together in Mumbai. It would be so nice to have my own family to come home to every day," the actor said.