‘Luka Chuppi’ director Laxman Utekar: I learned decency from Shah Rukh Khan
Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Luka Chuppi’ is all set to release on March 1, 2019. The film, directed by Laxman Utekar, deals with a very funny situation of Kartik and Kriti pretending to be married and living in a live-in relationship. And now coming back to Laxman Utekar, he has previously worked as a director of photography in films like ‘102 Not Out’, ‘Dear Zindagi’, ‘English Vinglish’ and ‘Hindi Medium’ among others. Recalling his experience, the director says he has learned a lot in his journey.
In an interview with news agency PTI, Laxman said, “I’ve learnt from all the people I’ve worked with. There is so much to learn from them. When you work with Shah Rukh Khan, you learn decency. He is a thorough gentleman. He knows how to talk to people, how to handle them.”
“Bachchan sahab’s maturity and experience reflects when you work with him. I feel lucky that I’ve got to work with such talented people,” the director added.
Talking about ‘Luka Chuppi’, the filmmaker said that he was extremely impressed with his film’s leads and realised they are more than just glamorous faces. “I realised that Kartik and Kriti are not just glamorous stars. They are also very talented and intelligent performers. There are very few like them. In our industry, you’ll find people who are good looking but may not be that good as performers and vice versa,” he added.
Importantly, ‘Luka Chuppi’ marks Laxman Utekar’s Hindi directorial debut. He had previously directed Marathi films like ‘Tapaal’ and ‘Lalbaugchi Rani’.