With every film Alia Bhatt just seems to be getting better and better, especially with her recently released ‘Dear Zindagi’ (2016). Constantly proving herself, she seems to be making her career by looking at opportunities in the complete opposite way to what has been said by others before.
Talking about her film choices, Deccan Chronicle reported the actress stating, “I like doing off-beat flicks but I would like to do other films as well. My father once told me that people keep saying ‘I want to do something out-of-the-box’ and asked me if I knew what was in that box. ‘Have you been inside the box that you want to know what is outside it?’.”
Having played more sombre characters in her last two films, Bhatt went on to say, “I am glad I got to act in films like ‘Dear Zindagi’ and ‘Udta Punjab’ (2016) because I want to fit into every mould. But that doesn’t mean I will not do glamorous roles. I grew up watching Karisma Kapoor and Govinda dancing around trees! I aspired to become an actress watching all that glamour. And most importantly, my career started with one such role.”
Due to the film industry being a huge part of her life, it comes to no surprise that the actress was quite the storyteller during her time in school. “I was called a liar in my school days by friends because I would make up stories. I was an obsessive narrator. Stories have always been an integral part of my life and I instantly connect with them.”
“I believe that I am able to justify a role only because I connect with the story and the character,” she added.
Her current role as Kiara, shows Bhatt playing a young girl of today’s generation, going through a break-up and learning how to deal with all the emotions that come with it. Talking about what she has learnt through her own experiences and playing her character, she explained, “There is no fixed formula to get over a break-up in life. It is a very clichéd thing to say but just like the wounds on our body that heal over time, the heart too heals on its own. It is just that us humans are very impatient and want to fix the pain quickly without feeling it.”
Talking about her character in ‘Dear Zindagi’, Bhatt explained, “I relate to Kaira more than any character I have essayed so far. I think a lot of young people will relate to her too. She has a lot of insecurities to overcome. She is moody, so am I. However, I am not as impulsive as she is but yes I related to the way she thinks.”
Directed by Gauri Shinde, the film also stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kunal Kapoor.