As always, another news broken by FullFrame Entertainment a couple of months ago has been confirmed. After the news about Katrina’s presence in Thugs Of Hindostan, broken by us in January and confirmed in March (which other media confirmed only in May) now the news of Siddhartha Malhotra and Alia Bhatt doing Aashiqui 3 has also been confirmed.
Here is the April 6 article where we declared Aashiqui 3 as one of Siddhartha’s confirmed projects.
Siddharth has begun meetings with Director Mohit Suri to discuss the script, his character and look in the film. He begins shooting for the romantic series’ next installment only after he finishes Neeraj Pnadey’s Aaiyaari. For Alia of course it’s a family project as her father Mahesh Bhatt is the creator of the franchise.
Sid’s releases calender now looks choc-o-bloc with A Gentleman releasing on 15th September 2017 and Aiyaari being readied for a 26th January 2018 release. Somewhere in between would be Ittefaq remake, most probably in November 2017. Some may say the clutter of releases may be some sort of a problem for Siddhartha but we disagree. Though conventional wisdom these days is to scatter the releases. this clutter can be a blessing in disguise for the fast up-and-coming Siddhartha. If all three films are hits, of course Sid’s stock will skyrocket. If only one or two of them work, even then they will absorb the shock of the not so successful one(s) while keeping him visible for the next up coming one. Of course if all three falter at Boxoffice, it will be a huge trouble but then it would be so for any actor even if he faces three flops over a period of three or four years.
So overall it seems to be a good move and a win-win situation for the handsome student.