When Manoj took the stage to receive Best Actor award for Sirf Ek Banda Kaafi Hai and Best Actor for Joram (Jury Choice) at an award function, he chose not only to express gratitude but also to recognize Kartik as a rising star in the industry.
During his winning speech, Manoj spoke directly to Kartik Aaryan, who was seated among the audience. In a heartfelt gesture, Manoj called Kartik on stage, describing him as the “true representative of outsiders” who navigate the industry with passion, resilience, intelligence, and unwavering dedication.
“So, before I thank my director, I thank you and all actors like you who are gathering so much courage and coming to this big bad world and keep knocking the door hard, harder, and hardest all the time till the door opens. So, this is also for you, Kartik,” Manoj expressed, holding his award. The audience erupted in applause and acknowledged Manoj’s words for Kartik.
Kabir Khan’s ‘sweet’ surprise for Kartik Aaryan on ‘Chandu Champion’ sets
On the work front, Kartik has wrapped up the shooting of his upcoming film Chandu Champion, directed by Kabir Khan. He finally got to taste the sugar after a year. Kartik underwent a physical transformation for the film.
Chandu Champion is based on a true story of a sportsperson. The film went on floors with its mahurat shot in London in the presence of Sajid and Warda Nadiadwala along with Kabir Khan and Kartik Aaryan present at the location with, a special guest of honor Minister of Culture, Media and Sports of the UK, honourable Stuart Andrew.