Kartik Aaryan is most definitely Bollywood’s most recently found poster boy for boy-next-door characters. The actor who made his debut with Luv Ranjan‘s Pyaar Ka Punchnama in 2011, shot to internet bros favourite role model after his movie monologue/rant on girls started going viral. While the movie didn’t do well, it made sure Kartik became well-known. The actor actually shot to fame with 2018’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. But recently, the actor has come under the scanner for a recent ad that he did. In the ad, you can see Kartik in a double role. One Kartik is seen shirtless with a hairless chest and he’s the one that the ladies love. While the other Kartik can’t catch any girl’s attention because of his hairy chest.
Popular Instagram handle Diet Sabya called out Kartik for photoshopping fake abs for the advertisement. And many seemed to agree with the account on this.
What do you think? Photoshopped or not? Instagram users called the actor out for fake abs and how he was promoting toxic masculinity through such an ad.
Kartik Aaryan whose latest movie, Pati, Patni Aur Woh hit theatres on Friday has not reacted to these claims yet. Whether photoshopped abs or not, Kartik still has a lot of cult following and his fans make it known. The movie had run into controversy when the trailer released and it had an insensitive joke about marital rape. While the makers removed the offensive joke after the social media outcry about the same, the actors were questioned about the same and Kartik finally addressed the question by saying it was not their intention to hurt anyone. What do you think about this fake abs controversy? Tell us in the comments below!