After debuting in Kedarnath in 2018, followed by the success of Simmba, Sara Ali Khan didn’t have much luck in 2020 as her next two films didn’t pan out. The actor starred in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal with He Kartik Aaryan and turned on Coolie No. 1 Varun Dhawan. She went on to say that she had found her own performances in both films lacking, she said “Love Aaj Kal” and “Coolie No. 1” were “unconvincing”. ”. (Please also read:
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Sarah also admitted that she was so upset by the reviews and feedback regarding her Love Aaj Kal that she considered canceling her upcoming project. She called Aanand L Rai, director of Atrangi Re (2021), and asked if she would like to replace her in the project. He said he believed her and refused to move her. This experience of hers has allowed her to admit the mistakes she has made and to move forward while she learns from them.
In an interview with Ranveer Allahbadia on his podcast The Ranveer Show, Sara said, “My performance in Love Aaj Kal was really horrible. Like, I was not convincing in Coolie. I think that I’m aware of that. I am aware of the fact that… see it’s also an expectation game, after Kedarnath and Simmba, me, my mother [Amrita Singh], my brother [Ibrahim Ali Khan], audiences, everybody had a certain expectation because I was decent in these films. I did come out suddenly and it was like, ‘Oh my god, Sara!’ And then I gave you two back to back films where you’re like, ‘Really Sara?'”
She added, “I think I lost sense of reality and I started doing things I wasn’t fully convinced about. I think there was an element of fakeness to me during that time. And I’m not formally trained as an actor. I’m not a manicured person at all and what that does is, it leaves me very susceptible and only dependent on instinct. So if I myself am going to pollute that instinct with fakeness then I’m really left with nothing.”
Sara will next be seen in the Disney+ Hotstar film Gaslight with Vikrant Massey and Chitrangda Singh on March 31. The actor also has the films Ae Watan Mere Watan and Anurag Basu’s Metro In Dino due to be released later this year.