Putting fans anticipation to rest, Imtiaz Ali-directorial Love Aaj Kal finally hit the cinema screens this Valentine’s Day 2020 and beginning the day on a high note, lead actor Kartik Aaryan was seen gushing over the “rockstar” filmmaker. It is no news that Imtiaz brings out the unexplored emotions and acting skills of whichever actor he directs be it Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor in Jab We Met, Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar or Alia Bhatt in Highway.
While Kartik’s mettle in Love Aaj Kal remains to be seen given the first show in on, the national crush shared some unseen pictures with Imtiaz as his expression of love for the filmmaker. The pictures from the sets in Shimla, featuring the two in candid shots were captioned, “Mera Rockstar (sic).”
Love Aaj Kal is the most-awaited Valentine’s Day release. The buzz around this Imtiaz Ali directorial is high because of the chemistry between Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan. The two were strongly rumoured to be dating each other for a long time and that has now made the audience excited about their bond in the film. The film is a sequel to Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Love Aj Kal (2009).
The recently dropped trailer of the romantic flick shows how the emotion of love remains the same in a time gap of 30 years, during which the movie straddles two different love stories. Imtiaz, in his signature style, explores the expression of love which has constantly changed over time while the emotion remains the same. Making one unlearn all preconceived notions of love by bringing the emotion alive in its most raw and nuanced form, Imtiaz’s upcoming film, yet again, leaves the characters and audience introspecting about how to tackle the ever-changing dynamic of being in and finding love.
The movie also features Randeep Hooda, perhaps as Sara’s other lover. There is a striking similarity between Randeep’s character and that of Rishi Kapoor’s in the Love Aaj Kal of 2009. Like Rishi’s character, Randeep too narrates his love story settled in Udaipur. While he was called Raghu back in his youth and is later referred to as Raj, his school romance played by Arushi Sharma is similar to that of Kartik’s love for Sara or so Randeep claims at the beginning of the video. Randeep has his own share of a whirlwind romance-cum-separation which leaves Sara in tears by the end of the story narration. A clean-shaven Kartik essays the role of Randeep’s youth in the movie. The movie is bankrolled by Dinesh Vijan and Imtiaz.