The anxious director has in fact been visiting the theatres of Mumbai all weekend to gauge reactions. “The younger audiences seem to like the lighter first-half where Farhan Akhtar romances Deepika Padukone. The more serious second-half seems to be a kind of angst-filled journey for the protagonist as well as the audience."
The shape of Lalwani"s next film would depend on the final reaction to Karthik Calling Karthik.
Says the director, “In the coming days I hope to learn from my mistakes, understand what the audiences have not liked in Karthik and modify my next script accordingly."
Lalwani has two scripts ready. “One is an out-and-out romantic film, the other a thriller. Whichever I do, I"ll modulate after I assimilate audiences" responses to Karthik Calling Karthik."