Kartik Aaryan’s last film Love Aaj Kal was commercially a disappointment but the actor seems to have found the satisfaction while working in the film with the maverick filmmaker that he didn’t find before.
The 29-years-old took to Twitter and wrote a heartfelt letter for his director in which he called the experience of working in Love Aaj Kal enlightening, enriching and dreamlike. He also called the filmmaker a ‘Jaadugar’.
Kartik Aaryan wrote, “When you first dream of being in films, you act in front of the mirror and nail it every time, and the world of movies seems magical. Then you get a movie. You see the camera and are unnerved. It’s bigger than the suitcase you brought to Mumbai. The bright lights seem to be scolding you for not landing on a one-inch tape mark and wasting everyone’s time. The first few years become about trying not to look nervous. Then you get an Imtiaz Ali movie. The moment he narrates the story, you are pulled into a dream. I don’t even remember seeing the camera on his set, he’d always be standing wherever I looked after cut. He was never at the monitor, he was by my side. The lights on Imtiaz Ali’s set help you find those tape marks.”
Kartik Aaryan further talked about the appreciation he got for his performance in Love Aaj Kal. “I have never experienced the kind of love and appreciation I have got for my performance in Love Aaj Kal, and that too from some of my favourite filmmakers and people I most respect in the industry. How ironic that the making of this film felt most effortless! It would scare me to think of doing two characters in one movie. And here, I didn’t even realise how smoothly I was being transitioned between #Veer and #Raghu. For an actor, there is no better environment than being In front of that mirror. Imtiaz Ali takes you there. This is the reason why so many great actors’ greatest performances have been in Imtiaz Ali films. Imtiaz All director nahi hain, jadugar hain! Thank you sir for giving me the best performance of my career yet. – Kartik Aaryan “
— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) May 8, 2020
Along with the letter, the actor also posted a pic of him and Imtiaz from the sets of Love Aaj Kal.
Well, we agree with word Kartik Aaryan said here. Imtiaz Ali Jadugar hai!