Actor Kartik Aaryan shared the motion poster of his upcoming Hindi film Dhamaka on social media on Sunday.
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Directed by Ram Madhvani, Dhamaka marks the first collaboration between him and Aaryan. Madhvani will produce the film along with Ronnie Screwvala and Amita Madhvani. Details on the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be announced.
The poster carries the tagline “Going live 2021”. The actor reportedly plays a journalist covering the Mumbai terror attack with the film showing the daily life of contemporary Indian newsrooms.
This film marks Madhvani return to the thriller genre, following his directorial work with the crime drama web series Aarya starring Sushmita Sen. The first season premiered on Disney+ Hotstar in June and received positive reviews. Madhvani also directed the critically acclaimed 2016 Hindi biopic thriller Neerja starring Sonam Kapoor. The film was based on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who died while saving passengers during a terrorist attack in 1986.
Meanwhile, for Aaryan, Dhamaka is expected to be a stark contrast from his role as the protagonist of the 2020 romantic drama Love Aaj Kal alongside Sara Ali Khan. In a report by Hindustan Times, the actor called it a “miracle script” that had him on the edge of his seat. He further said that the role would give him “the opportunity to explore a different side of [himself] as an actor.”
Aaryan also received wishes for his birthday from the film fraternity, including from actor Deepika Padukone, who wrote on Instagram, “May we sign a fun film together this year!”.