Kartik Aaryan is currently the buzz of the town, then be it about his and Sara Ali Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Aaj Kal’ directed by Imtiaz Ali, or his bond with the new debutant Ananya Pandey. Amidst the shooting schedule of Aaj Kal, when he was approached to feature in a special song dedicated to the Pulwama Martyrs, he put everything aside and agreed to be a part of this project.
The tribute song is titled ‘Tu Desh Mera’ and will feature many Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan among others. The song will be sung by Sonu Nigam and Sukhwinder Singh. The four-minute song will also have a few lines sung by the actors themselves and messages. On February 14 this year, a deadly attack at Pulwama took place where we lost more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnels. In the memory of these brave hearts, Bollywood got together to make a song.
The video shows the lives of jawans and has been shot at multiple locations across the country. Karik shot for the song recently at Filmcity in Mumbai. It is a collaboration of CRPF and Happy Productions India. Abhishek Mishra, the Managing Director of Happy Productions India said,
“We are happy to receive support from several Bollywood stars for the Pulwama martyrs and our jawans. We have worked with Kartik multiple times, and it has been a wonderful experience working with him for this video.”
About the video, Moses Dhinakaran, DIG, CRPF, told Times of India,
“We already gave them the permission to shoot with CRPF jawans, and whenever they will come for the shoot, we will facilitate it.”
It was earlier reported that a total of 14 Bollywood actors were approached to be a part of the video and among those, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Salman Khan too were there. But none of them have shot for the song as of yet.
On the work front, Kartik Aaryan is busy shooting for his upcoming big movie, Imtiaz Ali’s Aaj Kal opposite Sara Ali Khan and will soon begin filming for Mudassar Aziz’s Pati Patni Aur Woh opposite Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey. Pati Patni Aur Woh is a remake of a 1978 DR Chopra directorial starring Sanjeev Kumar, Ranjeeta Kaur, and Vidya Sinha. The film is slated to hit the theatres on December 6, 2019, whereas Aaj Kal is scheduled for Valentine’s Day release next year.
Here’s the IMDb synopsis of 1987’s Pati Patni Aur Woh:
“Ranjeet Chaddha, a Sales Manager, and Sharda meet, fall in love, and get married. Both live in perfect harmony and soon become parents of a baby boy. Then one day Sharda sees signs of a lipstick on her husband’s kerchief, when she questions, he clarifies and Sharda is satisfied with his explanation. What Sharda does not know that Ranjeet is carrying on an affair with his pretty Secretary, Nirmala Deshpande, who he has convinced that his wife is seriously ill, is dying, and will marry her after her passing. Hilarious events unfold and prove that Ranjeet is a liar and a two-timer.”