Kartik Aaryan starrer ‘Freddy’ gets a Disney+ Hotstar premiere on December 2

Kartik Aaryan starrer ‘Freddy’ gets a Disney+ Hotstar premiere on December 2

MUMBAI: Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan-fronted ‘Freddy’ will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on December 2, the makers announced on Monday. Produced by Balaji Telefilms and Northern Lights Films, the film is billed as an edge-of-the-seat thriller.

Shashanka Ghosh, known for films like “Khoobsurat”, “Veere Di Wedding” and “Plan A Plan B”, has directed “Freddy”, which stars Aaryan in the lead role of Dr Freddy Ginwala.

The character is described as a dentist with a traumatic past. He is also a socially awkward person who loves to play with his miniature airplanes and the only friend he has is his pet turtle “Hardy”.

“Kainaaz (Alaya F) is a married woman, who has an abusive husband but falls in love with Freddy. Freddy finds an unusual solution to marry Kainaaz, but there is a twist that leads to a chaos of emotions and turns her life upside down his upside down.

“An interesting plot filled with twists and turns, Freddy will keep audiences on the edge of their seats,” the official synopsis read.

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Aaryan said that the film has a complex script and character and he had to work hard for the role.

“The preparation for the role had to be done physically and mentally as well. The character helped explore another side of my craft and encouraged me to challenge my abilities at every stage as an actor.

“The first time I got the opportunity to explore the dark side of me. The film will reach millions of viewers to watch it at their convenience with Disney+ Hotstar. I am happy to be a part of ‘Freddy’ and excited to watch audience reaction for the film,” the actor said in a statement.

Alaya F said she wanted to be a part of the film after script narration.

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“Kainaaz was a challenging character for me, I had to learn and unlearn many things to get into the character. I feel so grateful for this opportunity! It has helped me expand my horizons and it has also enabled me to to explore a whole new side of myself.

“With Kartik, Shashanka sir and all the other members of the team, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I can’t wait for the film to release on Disney+ Hotstar,” she added.

Producer Ektaa R Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms said that “Freddy” will present Aaryan in a “completely new avatar”.

“We are delighted to associate with Disney+ Hotstar and this has given ‘Freddy’ a global platform, audiences can expect a rollercoaster ride throughout the film,” she added.

Ghosh said the film will explore the themes of romance, betrayal and show how an “ordinary man becomes extraordinary”.

“The strength of ‘Freddy’ is its incredible writing of every character, set and background score. This kind of treatment required strong actors like Kartik Aaryan and Alaya F.

“I am so happy to have found Freddy and Kainaaz in them. With Kartik Aaryan’s character in the film, fans are going to be blown away to see him in a never-seen-before avatar,” he added.

After ‘Dhamaka’, which was released on Netflix last year, ‘Freddy’ is Aaryan’s second film to have a direct-to-digital release.

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