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Popular actress, Alia Bhatt has expressed her desire to work with veteran filmmaker, Mani Ratnam.

The actress told The Indian Express that she would give regional cinema a hand, “My dad (Mahesh Bhatt) keeps pushing me to watch regional films. He had said that I should definitely do Bengali films. I’ve always wanted to work with Mani Ratnam, so maybe I’ll go down south and work with Mani sir.”

The actress was previously linked with Ratnam’s ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’, with Bhatt being paired up with Dulquer Salman in the Tamil film. However, things didn’t work out. Even, the Hindi version of the film went to Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, which will be produced by Karan Johar.

Bhatt will next be seen in ‘Kapoor & Sons’ out next week.