While many stars including Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh joined the cast on stage, Varun I noticed Kartik Seated in the audience. According to Pinkvilla, Varun persuaded Kartik to join them by saying, “Kartik, come on, you can dance to the Dharma movie song.” Once Kartik appeared on stage, he brought Varun and Kiara too Karan essence.
Kartik was seen smiling while Karan was taking to the stage to do the hook hook. Reports further stated that Kartik did not make the dance move despite his rise to the stage. Later, Varun shared a video of the event on Instagram and pleaded with Arjun Kapoor not to accidentally dance with them. Arjun denied him saying that he did not notice him dancing, as his entire focus was on Kartik.
Sharing a video from the event, Arjun wrote on Instagram Stories, “Varun Dhawan jab humne kiya toh aapki team ne record nahi kiya kyunki aap Kartik Aaryan ke Bhool Bhulaiyaa mein kho gaye.”
Kartik was signed by Dharma Productions to star opposite Janhvi Kapoor in ‘Dostana 2’, but left the project after filming some scenes. The reason for his exit is unknown, but it has led to several accounts about the alleged feud between Karan and Krtik.