Actor Sara Ali Khan made her Bollywood debut last year in the movie ‘Kedarnath’ that also starred Sushant Singh Rajput. The actress received positive reviews for her performance in the movie. She later went on to star alongside Ranveer in ‘Simmba’, which went on to become a blockbuster hit.

Her success in the first year of her career has given her the opportunity of working with celebrated directors like Rohit Shetty, Imtiaz Ali and David Dhawan. She will next be seen in Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal 2’, co-starring Kartik Aaryan, and Dhawan’s ‘Coolie No 1’ remake, opposite Varun Dhawan. 

“I am thankful Imtiaz sir and David sir chose me for their project. I don’t think I am in the position yet to be deciding as much as I am in the position to kind of get and then decide. People come to me with a project,” Sara said during an interview with PTI.

The 24-year-old actor said her aim is to establish herself as a versatile performer. 

“For me, it is important to have a connection, there needs be a strong reason why you want to do a film. Versatility excites me. The song and dance aspect of commercial films is something I love and at the same time I love performing, feeling the emotions. The reasons why I would do a Simmba or Coolie No 1 and Kedarnath or Imtiaz Ali’s next film, is different. But either way, I am the one being chosen rather than me choosing it. I am not there yet,” she added.

Sara said working with these established directors has been a great learning experience. 

“I have had an outstanding experience of working with both of them. They are so different. At Imtiaz sir’s office we would have readings two-three weeks before we started and with David sir I get the scenes, I am doing in the morning, I don’t have a script. It is such a different experience but it is all fun,” she said.

“There is decent amount of preparation, understanding with Imtiaz sir and there is so much energy and spontaneity with David sir. I will be projected differently in both these films,” she added.

In the movie ‘Coolie. No 1’, the actress will recreate one of Karisma Kapoor’s iconic songs from the movie.

“It is going to be difficult because the film, the songs and everything related to that film is iconic. So it is going to be very difficult. But if we take pressure, then we will definitely mess up. What makes Govinda ji and Karisma ji so iconic was an element of spontaneity and ‘bindasspan’ with every take, every shot. They had so much fun while shooting and that translates on screen. These are big shoes to fill,” she said.

“I am going to shoot a song for this film, so I know the pressure. I am not a superb dancer, I am going to shoot remake of Karisma Kapoor’s song. If I think about the nervousness and not the excitement and privilege then I will definitely disappoint everyone. I am not taking too much stress about this at the moment,” she added. 

The actor will also be making her stage debut with a performance at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards. 

“I am a very nervous and excited performer. But I am very gratified,” she concluded. 

The 20th homecoming edition of IIFA awards will be held here on September 18.