Surprsied? So are we! We mean, how can anybody can ever compare Mr Bachchan with other actor or actress. We agree that the work that actress Alia Bhatt is doing is not everyone's cup of tea and very soon, the actress will be the Superstar of B-town!
Alia has not only carved a niche for herself in the film industry, but also proved that she is one of the most talented actresses of Bollywood. But comparing her or referring to be the next Big B is just too silly to digest!
In a column to NDTV, Shobha De praised Alia's work and made a strong yet indigestible statement by saying, "Alia Bhatt, with just 10 films on her CV, has already established herself in a category of her own. That is some achievement. If she stays the course, she will easily become the new Big B. Easily. "
Below Are The Excerpts From Her Column:
"At 23, she already possesses what the film industry loves referring to as ''an impressive body of work.' Most actors have to hit 60 before they can talk about their "body of work". Big B, of course has the single most impressive "body of work": he is 73 years old with close to 200 films under his belt."
" Alia Bhatt, with just 10 films on her CV, has already established herself in a category of her own. That is some achievement. If she stays the course, she will easily become the new Big B. Easily. A lot of self-styled Queen Bees in Bollywood, are suddenly waking up to this fact, and sharpening theirtalons, instead of sharpening their talent."
"Udta Punjab was gloriously "Udti Alia", as far as I was concerned. 'Udti', taken literally, since Alia Bhatt soared in every frame, combining heart-breaking vulnerability with super-human strength."
"Since I had shielded my eyes during the gang-rape scene, I am unable to share my response to the visual mauling. All I know is my daughter (two years older than Alia) was weeping and the young man next to me had turned catatonic."
" Nobody but nobody reached for crackling popcorn during those gut-wrenching few minutes. When I finally mustered up the courage to look at the screen, I found myself staring into Alia's empty eyes - I couldn't meet them. I felt her pain intensely, viscerally."
" Every fibre of my being had been shredded by the strength and dignity of a young girl's searing performance. Such was the impact. Such was the power. I leaned over and gripped my daughter's hand as if to protect her, insulate her from the horrific reality of the scene."