Criticism On 'Overacting' In Love Aaj Kal Was Hurtful For Sara Ali Khan

Publish Date: 03 Feb, 2020 04:32 PM   |   Harshita  

MUMBAI: Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan or shall we say Sartik's 'Love Aaj Kal' was a much-awaited one before its trailer was released. But now, the trailer is been harshly criticized for the age-old storyline and below the par acting skills of both the actors. Sara, however, has now responded on the same and said that she was hurt for being trolled for her profession. 

In an interview with film critic Anupama Chopra, the actress opened up how everyone took digs at a specific scene where she is seen crying on the screen. She also revealed that she was actually crying and was hurt after being criticized for her acting skills and got a tag of an overactor. 

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She said, "I don’t mind being trolled for being fat. I don’t mind if you troll me for wearing a cap. But I am here to act. That is my job. That is my profession. That is serious. So, when I am trolled for that, suddenly, with all the confidence still intact, it is harder for me to sit there and say ignore the trolls. For the first time, it actually kind of hurts. It hit me."

She also talked about the concerned scene where she is being emotional and goes on to speak a dialogue that says, "Tum mujhe tang karne lage ho." She said, "We were not allowed to see the monitor. So, I had no idea what it was looking like. I’ve spoken to Imtiaz sir about this and what’s also happened is the fact that I don’t look good in that. When it comes to trolling for overacting, I’ll be honest with you...not only was I acutely aware of what my character had to feel but Imtiaz sir made me feel exactly what Zoe had to feel at in that point of time. That was not a ham shot on our part. I was really crying. I felt like how Zoe would have been feeling at that moment in time. I did what came to me organically at that point in time."

The Simmba girl then goes on to give a reason why the audience felt this way as they always expect heroines to look good no matter what. She said, "It is not a pretty shot. It is the archetype of the heroine ki rote waqt, marte waqt, khate waqt...kuch bhi karo aapko acha lagna chahiye (You should always look good, even when you are crying or eating)."

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Yes, we do have high expectations from the actress but it's not just looking pretty on the screen. Sara has proved her caliber with movies like 'Kedarnath' and that is why 'Love Aaj Kal' came out to be a bit disappointing.