I DON’T TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED: ALIA BHATT
Actor Alia Bhatt (right) says that no matter what the budget or scale of the film, every time she does a film, she feels butterflies in her stomach. “I feel pressure before every film, whether it’s big or small. I don’t feel like I should take anything for granted,” says Alia, who’ll be seen in Karan Johar’s upcoming production. “There is pressure (for KJo film too), but it is good pressure. I am not feeling bogged down. I’m excited about the film and I want to put up a great show,” says the 22-yearold who is teaming up with actor Varun Dhawan again after Student of the Year (2012) and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya (2014). “I hope we live up to that expectation and entertain our audience,” she says. And talking about the director who launched her, Alia says that Karam is quite a fatherly figure for her. “Karan is like a father to me... that is the bond I share with him. Whether we are working on a film together or any other project, it is so much fun. We are comfortable with each other and the chemistry is right,” Alia says. All of Alia’s films till date have been hits, and she is glad with the success each of her projects. “I’m not sitting, taking a backseat and thinking I have achieved a lot. I don’t feel I have achieved anything. I have a long way to go. I have just started. More than being content, I am excited, energetic and nervous to do more good films,” Alia said.