This lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic has been bringing out the different sides of people. While some have turned to art, some have turned to some cooking to get through this time and pass their times. Some have even opened up about the different aspect of their lives on social media. Recently, Bollywood favourite actor, Kartik Aaryan took to Instagram to express his feelings about his Love Aaj Kal director, Imtiaz Ali.
Kartik Aaryan, who made his debut in Pyaar Ka Punchnama in 2011, has come a long way in his career. He was last seen in Imtiaz Ali’s new Love Aaj Kal as both Veer (from 2020) and Raghu (from 1990). The film hit the screens on Valentine’s Day, February 14.
As Love Aaj Kal recently made its way to Netflix, Kartik took to Instagram to share two
throwback photos looking back at his association with Imtiaz. One of the photos is a still from Love Aaj Kal, while the other shows the actor-director pair on the sets of the film. In addition to the pictures, He also penned a heartfelt message.
The message read, “When you initially dream of being in films, you act ahead of the mirror and nail it whenever, and therefore the world of flicks seems magical. Then you get a movie. You see the camera and are unnerved. It’s bigger than the suitcase you delivered to Mumbai. The bright lights seem to be scolding you for not landing on a 1-inch tape mark and wasting everyone’s time.”
“The first few years become about trying to not look nervous. Then you get an Imtiaz Ali movie. The moment he narrates the story, you’re pulled into a dream. I don’t even remember seeing the camera on his set, he‘d always be standing wherever I took care of cut. He was never at the monitor, he was by my side. The lights on Imtiaz Ali’s set assist you to find those tape marks.”
“I haven’t experienced the type of affection and appreciation I even have got for my performance in Love Aaj Kal, which too from a number of my favourite filmmakers and other people I most respect in the industry. How ironic that the making of this film felt almost effortless!”
He says that generally, it might scare him to consider doing two characters in one movie but here, he didn’t even realise how smoothly he was being transitioned between #Veer and Raghu.
“For an actor, there’s no better environment than being ahead of that mirror. Imtiaz Ali takes you there. This is the rationale why numerous great actors’ greatest performances are in Imtiaz Ali films.”
“Imtiaz Ali director nahi hain, jadugar hain!” He claimed by the end of his long, perfectly penned message. He also thanked Imtiaz Ali for giving him the best performance of his career as of yet.
Earlier in 2019, after concluding the shoot of Love Aaj Kal, Kartik had shared his experience of working with Imtiaz Ali. The actor had said that his thought process has changed a lot after collaborating with Imtiaz for the movie.