According to The Times Of India report, director Shashank Ghosh who will be directing Kartik Aaryan’s next Freddy spoke about his experience working with the actor. "I am known for comedies and rom-coms. Freddy is nothing like what I’ve done before. Kartik came on board for Freddy a couple of years before me. When I spoke to Kartik after reading the script, I was taken aback. I expected many changes, but he wanted to keep it as dark as it was.”
“Everyone seems to be taken aback that he is acting in a film like Freddy, so was I. Kartik is a director’s actor. I have been trying to work with him for almost five years. I had narrated a movie to him, which didn’t work out. (When I worked with him this time), his intensity in the film shocked me. Off-screen, he comes across as a handsome and easy-going guy. But when the camera rolls, he is immersed in his role,” he further added.
“Kartik told me that he is losing sleep because of what he was playing in Freddy. He’d come more than prepared. He was completely into his character,” Ghosh added.