Alia looks for­ward to her fifth film with Karan Jo­har

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From Ka­reena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Sal­man Khan to fi­nally Alia Bhatt ( right) and Varun Dhawan, Karan Jo­har’s next has been in news for its cast­ing tweaks, but that does not worry the High­way ac­tor. Alia, 22, said she will ap­proach the film, which was an­nounced in early 2014, like any other pro­ject. The film, to be pro­duced by Jo­har and di­rected by Agneepath helmer Karan Mal­ho­tra, orig­i­nally had Ka­reena Kapoor Khan and Hrithik as the lead pair.

But it got de­railed due to Hrithik’s health is­sues lead­ing to his exit fol­low­ing which Ka­reena also walked out. Later, Sal­man Khan was roped in but his lead­ing lady was un­de­cided. Af­ter some time, Sal­man also opted out. “I feel pres­sure be­fore ev­ery film whether it’s big or small. I don’t feel like I should take any­thing for granted. There is pres­sure but it is good pres­sure. I don’t feel bogged down. I am ex­cited about the film and I want to put up a great show,” says Alia.

This is the third time she will be team­ing up with Varun af­ter Stu­dent of the Year ( 2012) and Humpty Sharma ki Dul­haniya ( 2014). “I hope we live up to that ex­pec­ta­tion and en­ter­tain our au­di­ence.”

This is the fifth film that KJo is pro­duc­ing for Alia af­ter Stu­dent of the Year, 2 States, Humpty Sharma Ki Dhu­la­nia, and Kapoor and Sons. “Karan is like a fa­ther to me... that is the re­la­tion I have 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 of each of her projects. “I don’t feel I have achieved any­thing. I think I have a long long way to go,” Alia says.

Karan is like my fa­ther... Whether we are work­ing on a film or any other pro­ject it is so much fun

Alia Bhatt, ac­tor

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