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The musical will be directed by Anurag Basu and the soundtrack will be composed by Pritam. The 32-year-old partnership formed in 1990 with Aashiqui, between the T series and Vishesh films, continues with their new project, Aashiqui 3. Producers Mukesh Bhatt and Bhushan Kumar are set to be united for the much anticipated third instalment of the Aashiqui franchise with director Anurag Basu.

The music will be scored by Pritam and the film will star Kartik Aryan in the lead. The team began the collaboration on a positive and spiritual note by seeking Ganesha’s blessing during Ganeshotsav.

The Aashiqui franchise that revolved around love and relationships with some great music has remained in the hearts of the audience to date.

Kartik Aryan shared this news on his Twitter handle.

“On the evening of 16 August 1990, a day before Aashiqui’s release, Gulshan Ji and I were very nervous, but the next day records were broken and history was created. Today with Bhushan, Pritam, Anurag and the heart-throb of the nation, Kartik, I assure everyone that Aashiqui 3 will celebrate love like never before.”

Mukesh Bhatt

“The movies (Aashiqui franchise), whose storyline and music is etched in our hearts – it’s time to relive that again. We are ecstatic to announce Aashiqui 3 in collaboration with Mukesh Ji, directed by my all-time favourite Dada Anurag Basu. The film is sure to have a fresh side to it while retaining its true essence.

We couldn’t have found an actor better than Kartik, a true Rockstar in every sense after the massive hits he has delivered; a truly fits the part of T.Music. The music is an integral part of this romantic musical, and along with Pritam, we aim to raise the bar higher. Working with such a dream team is something I look forward to. I can’t wait wait to recreate the magic again.”

Bhushan Kumar

“The timeless classic Aashiqui is something I grew up watching, and working on Aashiqui 3, is like a dream come true. I feel privileged and grateful for collaborating with Bhushan sir and Mukesh sir for the project. I have been a fan of Anurag Sir’s work, and collaborating with him on this one is definitely going to shape me in many ways.”

Kartik Aaryan

“Working with Vishesh Films is literally like coming home, and I am glad that I am directing Aashiqui 3. Bhushan Ji and I have a long-standing relationship and every outing together is even more exciting than the last one. He is a solid collaborator, who I am privileged to have by my side. Aashiqui and Aashiqui 2 were emotions for the fans that have remained in their hearts till date, the aim is to carry the legacy ahead in the best possible way.

It’s my first venture with Kartik Aaryan, who is known for his hard work, dedication, grit and determination, and I am truly looking forward to this one.

Director Anurag Basu

“The Aashiqui franchise is known for its music. I am glad to be part of this amazing franchise, and I will try to make it to the next level.”

Music composer Pritam

Aashiqui

Aashiqui was the first film in the Aashiqui franchise and the film was released in 1990. Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal and Deepak Tijori were seen in the lead roles in this film. The music of the film Aashiqui was composed by 90’s legend duo Nadeem-Shravan and its lyrics were penned by legend Sameer. It was from this film that India got a big company like T-series and 90’s legendary singer Kumar Sanu also started his career from this. Aashiqui movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Gulshan Kumar.

The budget of the film Aashiqui was Rs 30 lakh and it earned Rs 5 crore at the box office. Apart from this, 20 million copies of its soundtrack were sold, which is the highest-selling soundtrack album in India to date.

Aashiqui 2

Aashiqui 2 was the second film in the Aashiqui franchise and was released in 2013. The film was directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Bhushan Kumar, and Krishan Kumar. Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor were seen in the lead roles in the film Aashiqui. The budget of this film was Rs 18 crore and the film earned Rs 109 crore at the box office.

Aashiqui 2: Shraddha Kapoor
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Aashiqui vs Aashiqui 2

Movie NameAashiquiAashiqui 2
Release Date19902013
StarcastRahul Roy, Anu AgarwalAditya Roy, Shraddha Kapoor
Budget30 Lakh18 Crore
Boxoffice5 Crore109 Crore
Produced byGulshan KumarMukesh Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt,
Bhushan Kumar
Directed byMahesh BhattMohit Suri
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