Kartik Aaryan Aashiqui 3: After the 2022 blockbuster, Kartik Aaryan signed on for director Anurag Basu ‘Aashiqui 3’

The celebrations aren’t stopping anytime soon for Bollywood idol Kartik Aaryan.

This year, his blockbuster ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ became one of the biggest hits, raking in over Rs 250 crore at the box office. Now, Aaryan is on cloud nine as he has been finalized to headline the third installment in the hit “Aashiqui” franchise, which will be directed by filmmaker Anurag Basu.

A delighted actor took to social media to break the news. This will be his first collaboration with Basu. In the tweet, he said he was thrilled to be a part of the “heartbreaking” story.

Aaryan also shared a 38-second long video which showed the title of the upcoming movie – “Aashiqui 3”. The video played a cover version of the classic song “Ab Tere Bin Ji Lenge Hum” from the 1989 film “Aashiqui” – the first part of the franchise starring actor Rahul Roy and actress Anu Aggarwal.

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Co-produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar, the creators are still looking for an actress to star alongside Aaryan. They haven’t finalized the female lead yet, according to

The musical will feature songs by composer Pritam – who also delivered soulful music in “Gangster”, “Life in a… Metro” and “Barfi!”.

The 31-year-old also shared a picture of himself with the creators and music composer – Basu, Kumar, Bhatt and Pritam.

In a statement released to the media, Aaryan said he grew up watching the timeless classic “Aashiqui,” and getting the chance to work in the third part of the movie was a “dream come true.”

“I feel privileged but grateful to be collaborating with Bhushan Sir and Mukesh Sir for this opportunity. I have been a huge fan of Anurag Sir’s work and collaborating with him on this one has definitely shaped me in many ways” , reads his statement.

Director Anurag Basu is happy to helm “Aashiqui 3” and wants to carry the legacy forward in the best possible way. “This would be my first venture with Kartik who is known for his hard work, dedication, courage and determination towards his work and I am really looking forward to this one,” he said in the statement.

In the statement, Kumar said, “Films whose story and music have etched our hearts, it’s time to relive them again! We are thrilled to announce ‘Aashiqui’ 3 in collaboration with Mukesh Ji, directed by my all time favorite Dada Anurag Basu. The movie is sure to have a new side to it while retaining its true essence! We couldn’t have found a better actor than Kartik, a true rockstar in every way after the massive hits he delivered; he really does fit a T!”

Bhatt promised ‘Aashiqui 3’ would celebrate love like never before.”

According to reports, the “A” team kicked off the collaboration on a positive and spiritual note by seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

In 2013, the sequel “Aashiqui 2”, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor, was labeled a blockbuster.

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