Actor Kartik Aaryan was offered a paan masala advertisement deal worth Rs 9 crore which he reportedly rejected, per a Bollywood Hungama report. The website checked this news with a prominent ad guru, who said, “That’s right. That boy Kartik Aaryan has said no to around Rs 8-9 crore offer to endorse paan masala Kartik seems to have principles, a rare commodity in today’s actors who suffer from the gift of the grab. Saying no to such big money is not easy. But Kartik is conscious of his responsibility as a youth icon,” Bollywood Hungama quoted the ad guru as saying.
Earlier this year, actors Akshay Kumar joined Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan to do an ad for a tobacco firm, for which the Khiladi actor received major flak. He later apologised to his fans. “I would like to apologise to you, all my fans and well-wishers. Your reaction over the past few days has deeply affected me,” read an excerpt from his post and stated that he has “decided to contribute the entire endorsement fee towards a worthy cause.”
Kartik Aaryan stepped into Bollywood debut with Luv Ranjan’s Pyaar Ka Punchnama and he has been a part of movies such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, Kaanchi-The Unbreakable, Luka Chuppi , Guest Inn London and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. He also starred in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal, opposite Sara Ali Khan. He also starred in Netflix’s Dhamaka with Mrunal Thakur.
On the work front, Kartik Aaryan was last seen in the hit horror comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 co-starring Kiara Advani and Tabu. The actor will next be seen in Freddy with Alaya F. He will also be seen in Shehzada. He will also star in Satyaprem Ki Katha alongside Kiara Advani.