TV re­quires ex­pe­ri­ence in film­dom: Alia

The ac­tor feels TV re­quires an ex­ten­sive film ex­pe­ri­ence, says one needs a huge fan fol­low­ing to hold a tele­vi­sion show

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While many Bol­ly­wood celebri­ties like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Sal­man Khan and Shahid Kapoor have tasted suc­cess in the telly world, ac­tor Alia Bhatt (right) feels she needs “many more years in the In­dian film industry” to do a TV show.

“To do a TV show, you need a lot of body of work. Like Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan) is a su­per­star, who can hold that to­gether. For me, I need many more years in the In­dian film industry to hold a show to­gether,” says Alia, who has ap­peared on TV mostly for film pro­mo­tions.

“It’s not in terms of shoot­ing length. It’s for you to be well-known and well ap­pre­ci­ated by fans so that you can hold a TV show,” adds the 22-yearold, who stars along­side Shahid Kapoor in film­maker Vikas Bahl’s re­cent re­lease.

Ap­par­ently, Alia signed the film much be­fore she did High­way (2014) and Bahl came into lime­light with Kan­gana Ra­naut­star­rer Queen (2014).

Asked what urged her to take up this film, Alia ex­plained: “What I re­ally liked about the con­cept is that Vikas came to me with only five lines. He said that it’s a love story of two in­som­ni­acs, there is a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding, there are some four char­ac­ters that seemed com­pletely crazy to me. The world that he was de­scrib­ing turned out very fairy­tale type where there were cas­tles, horses, stars and drag­on­flies. I felt that the world was unique. The story was en­ter­tain­ing, fun and sweet. Also, there was this fa­ther-daugh­ter re­la­tion­ship be­tween Pankaj (Ka­pur) sir and me, which I found very in­ter­est­ing,” she adds.

Asked whether she would be mar­ry­ing some­one from the film fra­ter­nity or would like to tie the knot to some­one with a non-filmy back­ground just like Shahid, Alia, who ear­lier re­garded 31 as the right age for mar­riage, said: “I think time will tell. I can’t pre­dict the fu­ture at this mo­ment.”

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