The rise and rise of Kartik Aaryan From a shy Gwalior boy, who made his film debut in 2011 with 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama', to a superstar in the making, Kartik Aaryan made sure of one thing....that people turn around and take note. Though a new kid on the block, there's no doubt he could give the who's who of Bollywood a run for their money. Here's a look at his journey. Kartik had his share of struggles Recounting his initial days of struggle, Kartik revealed that he would travel between Belapur to Andheri by local train every day hunting for roles and showing up at auditions, so much so that he would change his clothes in the washroom at the railway station. Kartik also shared that he shared his two-bedroom apartment with 12 other struggling actors. Stardom elusive even after 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' Even though his debut film, Luv Ranjan's 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama', was a hit, and he stole the show with his 5-minute monologue about women and relationships, things weren't that great for Kartik. Many of Kartik's films bombed at the box office After his first break, there were a series of movies like 'Akash Vani', Subhash Ghai’s 'Kaanchi', Tanuja Chandra's 'Silvat' which didn’t hit the right note with audiences. Kartik says there were times when he almost gave up on his acting dreams. Then came 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' It was Luv Ranjan’s 2018 film 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' that catapulted Kartik Aaryan to the big leagues. After this film he was voted 'Heartthrob of the year 2018' by Vogue Beauty Awards and also bagged the Zee Cine Award for 'Best Actor in a Comic Role' . 'Luka Chuppi' crossed ₹100-crore mark Kartik Aaryan opened 2019 with 'Luka Chuppi' opposite Kriti Sanon which talks about the taboo surrounding live-in relationships in India. The film crossed the ₹100-crore mark and there was no looking back. Kartik's: 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' Kartik Aaryan will be seen next alongside Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday in a remake of the 1978 film 'Pati Patni Aur Woh'. Kartik bagged the 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' sequel That's not all, Kartik has also been roped in for the popular character of a ghostbuster played by Akshay Kumar in 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2'. Is Kartik Aaryan single? Kartik Aaryan broke a lot of hearts, after several rumours of link-ups with Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Pandey, but he says he's not affected by them. At the moment, Kartik says his single focus is his career.