Alia, who is the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt, had a tailor-made
entry into Bollywood with Karan Johar's hit Student of the
Year. The 21-year-old actor, however, impressed critics in her
subsequent outings in Highway and 2
In her fourth film, Alia plays a gusty heroine, who is a woman
of today. "Kavya (her character) is very fiery and lively girl. She
wears her heart on her sleeves. Coming from a small place, she
holds her values dear but she is a woman of today. She has a strong
opinion. This is why she is the one who is carrying the hero in the
film's posters," Alia said in an interview.
The actress admits that the pressure has increased now that she
has three films behind her but that would not influence her film
choices. "The pressure is always there. But I know that I want to
do good films. I want to stand out with all my characters and I
want to give the audience as much variety as possible," she
She has reteamed with her Student of the Year co-star
Dhawan for a second time for Humpty Sharma Ki
Dulhania. Alia says their chemistry will look good because
they were more comfortable with camera this time.
"The chemistry is good because of the characters we are playing.
Also, I think we were not as nervous and as confused about what we
were supposed to do in front of the camera. It became very
organic," she says.
After crooning for 'Sooha Saha' in Imtiaz Ali's
Highway, Alia took to mic again to sing Rahet Fateh
Ali-rendered 'Samjhawan' in an unplugged version. The
self-confessed bathroom singer was not scared to take on the
"I was not scared because I am not a professional singer. I knew
that if I mess up I would not get as much flak. I love to sing. It
gives me a certain sense of peace. I am not singing to impress
anybody and I am very proud and happy that I got an opportunity to
sing this song," she says.
Ask her whether she would like to take it beyond, Alia says she
wants to explore her singing side further. "Definitely, I want to
explore it. I was advised by A R Rahman to take my singing
seriously and I am thinking about it."
The film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania has been directed by debutant Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, is slated to release this Friday.