Bollywood's young superstar Kartik Aaryan has been roped in to headline the third installment of the hit Aashiqui franchise. Anurag Basu has been roped in to direct this musical romantic film produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series in association with Mukesh Bhatt's Vishesh Films. "The timeless classic 'Aashiqui' is something I have grown up watching and working on 'Aashiqui 3' is a dream come true. I feel privileged to collaborate with Bhushan Kumar and Mukesh Bhatt for this opportunity. Still grateful. I have been a huge fan of Anurag Basu's work and collaborating with him on this will definitely shape me in many ways", Kartik said. 

T-Series announced the film via Twitter and wrote, "The biggest announcement of the year is here! We are excited to collaborate with Mukesh Bhatt once again with the much-awaited Aashiqui 3, directed by Anurag Basu. Music composed by our favorite Aryan Karthik. Pritam. After storming the film industry with Aashiqui and Aashiqui 2, the next in this musical franchise is all set to win over us all again!".