Is Hollywood ready for Alia Bhatt?

"There is a want, a thought of going to the West"

Entertainment Desk March 15, 2016
"There is a want, a thought of going to the West" PHOTO: INDYA101.COM

First Priyanka, then Deepika and now Student of the Year actor Alia Bhatt has got the Hollywood bug.

In a recent interview with the Press Trust of India, Bhatt expressed her desire to go to Hollywood as well, following in the footsteps of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.

Although the young star doesn't have a Hollywood project lined up just yet, her eyes are on the West. “In terms of offers, nothing interesting has come my way so far. But there is a want, a thought of going to the West. Right now I want to focus on my work here [Bollywood] and make a mark for myself. Then I do have thoughts of going ahead,” Alia said.

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With filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt as her father and successful movies like Highway, 2 States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, the actor has become confident about her acting skills. “I am genuinely confident, but I am not over-confident. I believe a little bit of nervousness and uncertainty should be there, that's how you go a long way,” she said.


With her fame in full gear, Alia's thankful that her family keeps her grounded with their honesty.

“As long as you have a good support system that keeps you grounded, you're good. You may be famous and people may want your autograph, or take selfies with you, but you are a normal human being to your family.”

“If you are surrounded by people who keep telling you that you are great, then you will go crazy. If my family and friends don’t like anything about my work, they tell me. It is important to be surrounded by honest opinions,” she said.


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Having made her Bollywood debut at the age of 19, Alia has learnt a lot in the last three years.

“… I used to be very unaware… Now I know things. In some ways it can be a good or bad thing,” she said.

“I have to take my words seriously, I can’t be an irresponsible speaker. I have to see how good of a role model I am. At the same time I should be able to make mistakes, feel bad and cry,” she said.


Alia will soon be seen in Karan Johar's upcoming production, Kapoor & Sons, alongside Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra.


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