"I think that I'm aware of that."
Sara Ali Khan admitted that her performances in Love Aaj Kal and the Coolie No. 1 remake were lacking.
The actress had a successful debut with Kedarnath and this was followed by the success of Simmba.
However, her 2020 was less favourable as Love Aaj Kal and Coolie No. 1 did not do well.
Speaking to Ranveer Allahbadia on The Ranveer Show, Sara said she was aware that her performances in both films were lacking.
She explained: “My performance in Love Aaj Kal was really horrible. Like, I was not convincing in Coolie.
“I think that I’m aware of that. I am aware of the fact that… see it’s also an expectation game, after Kedarnath and Simmba, me, my mother [Amrita Singh], my brother [Ibrahim Ali Khan], audiences, everybody had a certain expectation because I was decent in these films.
“I did come out suddenly and it was like, ‘Oh my god, Sara!’ And then I gave you two back-to-back films where you’re like, ‘Really Sara?'”
She admitted that she was so shaken by the Love Aaj Kal reviews that she considered dropping out of her next film.
Sara phoned Aanand L Rai, director of Atrangi Re and asked if he wanted to replace her.
He refused her recommendation, stating that he had faith in her.
The experience made Sara Ali Khan look forward, while also acknowledging the mistakes that she had made and learning from them.
She continued: “I think I lost a sense of reality and I started doing things I wasn’t fully convinced about.
“I think there was an element of fakeness to me during that time.
“And I’m not formally trained as an actor.
“I’m not a manicured person at all and what that does is, it leaves me very susceptible and only dependent on instinct.
“So if I myself am going to pollute that instinct with fakeness then I’m really left with nothing.”
Sara Ali Khan previously stated that 2020 was the worst year of her life.
“2020 just got progressively worse. It started with a breakup and kept getting worse.”
“It was a very bad year and most of it is on the internet.
“Sometimes, when you know you deserve the trolling or when something is really bad, the fact that it is on the internet is so incidental and so trivial compared to the fact that it happened, that it doesn’t really matter.
“If you’re heartbroken, miserable, exhausted, scared, nervous, who cares if 20 people are reading, you yourself are drowning inside.”