“The intensity with which Kartik performed that scene, left me also surprised,” shares director Sameer Vidwans, as he recalls Kartik Aaryan’s impressive ‘chappal’ scene from Satyaprem Ki Katha
Kartik Aaryan’s Satyaprem Ki Katha is not only faring well at the box office after crossing 100 crores collection, but has also been winning much appreciation. Ever since the release, the crackling chemistry between the leads – Kartik and Kiara Advani – the soulful music, and the family-oriented storyline have been heart-winners but most importantly its the young superstar’s impressive performance as Sattu, that has stood out as the talk of the town. A specific emotional and intense scene from the film garnered maximum praises for the actor, and now the director of the film, Sameer Vidwans has something to reveal about how it happened.
Talking about how the now famous ‘chappal’ scene that won over audience, the director shares how he wanted to show the anger but not an action sequence as Sattu should not get out of his character. Sameer says, “The intensity with which Kartik performed that scene, left me also surprised. We were shooting for this ‘Chappal sequence’ in the film, and we had shot it from different angles, but during the shot, Kartik came to me and said that he wanted to re-perform this scene, and if I didn’t like it, I could remove it during the editing. He reshot the sequence where he beats up a guy with the ‘chappal’ and suddenly started crying, and the moment he started crying, it gave us all goosebumps. So after wrapping up the sequence, I said to Kartik, What was this? He said just happened and flowed from the inside, so I told him that was it. And the way the audiences have cheered and whistled and clapped for him on that scene, has all happened because of him which for me had already happened.”
Sameer also shared that when the script was being written, the makers only had Kartik Aaryan in mind to play Sattu. The director also shared how Kartik’s face carries the innocence that was needed for the character of Sattu.
While Satyaprem Ki Katha continues to do well worldwide, Kartik recently flew to London for the shoot of his next with Kabir Khan named ‘Chandu Champion’. He also has ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3’ along with a Love story which will be helmed by Anurag Basu, in the pipeline ahead.