"I found her brilliant in 'Highway'. A performance like (hers in) 'Highway' is very difficult in any age. I think she is someone you get to learn from. She is the Robert De Niro of our generation," Varun said on Sunday.
Alia and Varun made their debut together with Student of the Year in 2012. Since then, Alia has featured in films like Highway and 2 States.
"I think in our generation, if any actress has shown immense growth from her first film, then she is Alia Bhatt, definitely," said Varun outside Cinemax Theatre, where he went with Alia to witness the audience's response to their latest release Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
The film is garnering good reviews and is marching towards 50 crore club. The lead actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are extremely happy about the film's reviews. Alia Bhatt will join the hit club like Deepika PAdukone if this Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania makes it big at the box office.