Triptii Dimri’s reported casting alongside Kartik Aaryan in Mukesh Bhatt’s Aashiqui 3 has been refuted by Bhatt himself. Bhatt slammed the casting rumours, saying, “Rubbish! This is absolutely false. I have made it very clear that we are not casting until the script and the music are ready. But everyone wants to cash in on my popular Aashiqui franchise. This is unacceptable. I haven’t even met this lady.”
Mukesh Bhatt, emphasizing his efforts to ensure the project’s preparation, stated that Aashiqui 3 will not proceed unless he is satisfied with the music. “He said, “The only name that has been finalized is Kartik Aaryan. Kartik and the music are the stars of Aashiqui 3. The rest will happen after we get the music in place, not before,” highlighting the importance of music in the development of the movie.
The Aashiqui franchise started in 1990 with the first film, helmed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal, and quickly became a huge musical hit. Aashiqui 2, helmed by Mohit Suri and starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, was also a musical success. Anurag Basu will direct Aashiqui 3, carrying on the legacy of the musical romance series.