Birthday boy Kartik Aaryan has received thunderous applause for his fantastic performance in Dhamaka, that released last week. The actor has turned out to be one of the biggest commercial stars from this generation, combating perception, judgment and fear. Here, in this candid chat, Kartik looks back at his journey, his struggling days where he travelled everyday from Vashi to Andheri to give auditions, how he broke the news of his desire to becoming an actor to his family and what it took for him to make a name for himself, on his own accord. Setting a different prototype for outsiders today, he has given hope to millions out there waiting for an opportunity to prove themselves. He discusses how life has changed for him – from a time when people didn’t even know his name post Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 to now when he’s mobbed wherever he goes. He also speaks about his relationships, dealing with personal and professional heartbreaks and more. Watch the full video right here.