Love Aaj Kal: Sara is the "perfect" choice, says director Imtiaz Ali
Director of Love Aaj Kal 2 Imtiaz Ali says that Sara Ali Khan is the perfect choice for the character of "Zoe".Sara has the ability to reinvent the definition of the conventional Indian heroine, director says.
The trailer of one of the most promising romantic movies of 2020 “Love Aaj Kal” was released a few days back and was applauded by the audience. The film is a follow-up to director Imtiaz Ali’s 2009 movie of the same name, featuring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. The new movie with Kartik Aaryan and Saif's daughter Sara also explores two stories set in different time periods.
Director Imtiaz Ali says actor Sara Ali Khan, who stars in his latest "Love Aaj Kal", was the "perfect" choice to play the lead character of Zoe. The director said Sara has the ability to reinvent the definition of the conventional Indian heroine.
Zoe's character is special to me. She is an emotionally fragile modern-day girl who tries to protect her feelings by being hard on the outside. She is conflicted between her heart and mind, between professional ambition and romantic surrender.
"Sara has extraordinary emotional intelligence. Her look, voice, diction, and overall poise are all impeccable - making her an extremely gifted actor. Also, she is completely accessible and remarkably quick to understand.
She has all it takes to change the mold of the conventional Indian heroine. I had the greatest time working with her and hope to work with her again and again. She is the perfect choice for Zoe in 'Love Aaj Kal'," Imtiaz said in a statement.
Actor Sara Ali Khan during an interview said she could identify with her character of Zoe.
"Zoe represents youth today. The character is career-driven and I totally agree with and that is the big similarity between me and the character."
So far Sara has worked with Sushant Singh in her debut film "Kedarnath", Ranveer Singh in "Simmba", Kartik Aaryan in "Love Aaj Kal" and Varun Dhawan in "Coolie No 1". She said all her co-stars have never made her feel like a newcomer.
Also featuring Randeep Hooda and debutante Arushi Sharma, the film is scheduled to be released on February 14.