Courtesy : Kartik Aaryan
An engineer turned actor, Kartik Aaryan has finally made it big in Bollywood. He made his debut in 2011 with Luv Ranjan’s romcom, Pyaar Ka Punchnama, wherein his famous monologue went viral and made him a star overnight.
However, Kartik went on to star in films like Kaanchi, Akaash Vani, which did not do well on the box office. Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 proved to be a turning point for the actor, post which he finally gave Rs. 100 crores grosser with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in 2018.
Well, the rest remains history now. After his big success in 2018, he has made his place in the list of bankable actors. He delivered two blockbuster hits in 2019: Luka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh.
He was last seen opposite Sara Ali Khan in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal. The movie was a sequel to the 2010 film of the same name starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. While Sara and Kartik’s film did not do very well at the box office, Kartik was lauded for his performance as ‘Veer’ and ‘Raghu’ in the film.
Imtiaz Ali is considered as one of the finest filmmakers of the industry and his films often take the unconventional way of storytelling. Some of his best work includes Rockstar, Highway, Jab We Met, Tamasha and the Love Aaj Kal series.
Actor Kartik Aaryan considers himself lucky to be a part of an Imtiaz Ali film and penned a gratified note on his social media. He recalled the beginning of his journey when he only dreamt of acting in the movies to the time when he was actually featuring in the movies.
“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 everyones time. The first few years become about trying not to look nervous” he writes.
Next, Kartik talks about getting an Imtiaz Ali film and how he felt like it was a dream ever since the narration. “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.”
Calling Love Aaj Kal the performance of his career, Kartik asserts that he received the best compliments and appreciation from notable personalities of the Bollywood industry for his performance in this film. He went on to call his director a magician as well.
“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” he writes.
Kartik concludes by saying: “Imtiaz Ali director nahi hain, jadugar hain! Thank you sir for giving me the best performance of my career yet.”