In an interview, Karthik talked about how he believes in his projects and knows they will do well. The actor said that he had a lot of faith in the Bhu Bulaiya sequel and its theatrical release, even though it was delayed during the pandemic. He revealed that he was sure the film would burn itself out. Later, after its success, filmmakers he wanted to work with and whom he would message for opportunities in their films, themselves contacted him. The actor added that at the end of the day, the film industry is a business and the box office speaks for itself.
Appearing on Social Media Star With Janice along with content creator Niharika NM, Karthik said, “I have that confidence, maybe sometimes people think it’s an overconfident trait in me. For example, if the Shehzada teaser is coming, Mujhe Pata Hai kika** hai (I know it’s kika**).” He laughed and shared that he couldn’t be less subtle about endorsing his films. Shehzada is the Hindi remake of the Allu Arjun-starrer Alaa Baikunthapurramulu (2020). Kriti Sanon will be seen in the lead role in the Hindi film directed by Rohit Dhawan. The film will release on February 10, 2023.
Apart from Bhul Bhulaya 2, the actor also appeared in the thriller Freddy where he played the role of dentist Freddy Ginwala. Directed by Shashank Ghosh, Disney+ Hotstar stars Alay Fo. He is reuniting with his Bhool Bhulaya 2 co-star Kiara for Satyaprem Ki Katha.