Aashiqui 3: A New Chapter with Kartik Aaryan and Akanksha Sharma?

The next chapter in the beloved Aashiqui franchise, helmed by director Anurag Basu, is set to captivate audiences with a fresh ensemble. Kartik Aaryan, riding high on the success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, is geared up to headline Aashiqui 3. The film not only promises a new lead actor but also introduces the possibility of a new leading lady – Akanksha Sharma.

Akanksha Sharma: The Potential Female Lead

Akanksha Sharma, a rising star in the Kannada industry, is on the brink of making her mark in the Bollywood arena. Sources from E-Times suggest that Akanksha has been engaged in several productive discussions with the film’s creators. While the decision is not finalized, there’s considerable excitement about the possibility of her joining the cast. The Aashiqui franchise has a history of bringing together fresh and captivating pairings, which contributed to the success of the earlier films.

“Akanksha is a fresh new face and makers of ‘Aashiqui’ have always looked out for fresh pairings; be it Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal or Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur,”

Insider quote by E-Times

Akanksha Sharma has previously shared screen space with Tiger Shroff in the music video ‘Disco 82’, showcasing her dynamic presence on-screen.

Aashiqui Legacy: From Past to Present

The Aashiqui franchise has left an indelible mark on the hearts of audiences. It all began with the 1990 release of the first Aashiqui, featuring Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal as the lead pair. Their chemistry and memorable music struck a chord with the viewers, turning the film into an iconic musical romantic drama.

The franchise continued to mesmerize with Aashiqui 2 in 2013, where Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor took center stage. Their emotional journey and soulful melodies resonated with a new generation of moviegoers, maintaining the legacy of Aashiqui as a timeless classic.

Kartik Aaryan: A Dream Fulfilled

Kartik Aaryan’s announcement of his involvement in Aashiqui 3 sent ripples of excitement through his fan base in September 2022. Fresh from the success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kartik expressed his enthusiasm for the project. In an interview with Variety, he stated, “The timeless classic Aashiqui is something I grew up watching and working on Aashiqui 3 is like a dream come true. I feel privileged yet grateful collaborating with Bhushan Kumar and Mukesh Bhatt for this opportunity. I’ve been a big fan of Anurag Basu’s work and collaborating with him on this one will definitely shape me in many ways.”

Aditya Roy Kapur’s Perspective

Aditya Roy Kapur, who had previously led Aashiqui 2 alongside Shraddha Kapoor, responded positively to Kartik Aaryan stepping into the franchise. He expressed his anticipation for the upcoming film, acknowledging the new direction the series is taking. Aditya mentioned, “Kartik and Fatima, is it? I mean when I first heard of it people asked me if I wanted to be a part of it. In the second film, I took a long swim, so I don’t think my character can return for a sequel. I think the team that they are putting together, from what we are hearing, is a great team. And I am really looking forward to it as a film watcher to see what they do with the next part,” as quoted by Indian Express.

Upcoming Excitement

The anticipation for Aashiqui 3 continues to build as the film remains in the pre-production phase. While a release date has not been officially announced, fans and cinephiles are eagerly waiting to witness the evolution of this beloved franchise on the big screen once again.

Movie Release Year Lead Pair
Aashiqui 1990 Rahul Roy & Anu Aggarwal
Aashiqui 2 2013 Aditya Roy Kapur & Shraddha Kapoor
Aashiqui 3 TBA Kartik Aaryan & Akanksha Sharma (Tentative)

The Aashiqui legacy continues to evolve, bringing together talented actors and captivating stories that leave an everlasting impact. As the third installment takes shape, audiences can look forward to a fresh portrayal of love, music, and emotions that define the essence of Aashiqui.

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