‘RANBIR HAS GREAT ENERGY’
Alia says it’ll be interesting to work with Ranbir in their new film as he is the best person to have on the sets
Alia Bhatt had recently called herself a Ranbir Kapoor fan and true to her wishes she’ll now be seen romancing the Kapoor lad in Ayan Mukerji’s next.
“I know that Ranbir’s energy is superb. When Imtiaz Ali and his team were working with Ranbir during Rockstar, they used to call Ranbir their ‘soldier’ because he is always there for the team and always around on the sets. He’s also very accommodating (while working on the film), so, he is the best actor or person to have on the sets,” says Alia.
In fact, Alia herself was also called a ‘soldier’ during the shooting of Imtiaz’s Highway. “Yes, Imtiaz and the Highway team started calling me by the same name, saying, ‘even you are like a soldier. You remind us a lot of Ranbir.’ So I want to be a part of that kind of atmosphere. It would be quite interesting to work with him. Plus, Ayan is a very close friend of mine. So to be working with him on a film set would be really nice,” she says.
With just three years of experience in the industry, Alia is a newbie in Bollywood. But, the actor has bagged many big-ticket projects, that boast of some of the biggest stars. The 22-year-old actor will again be seen with Shahid Kapoor in Abhishek Chaubey’s next. She calls Chaubey’s film the “mother of all things different.”
“When you get into a space like Highway or Abhishek’s film, the point is to shock a bit and step out of your comfort zone. I am not doing it just because of the fact that it’s different. It’s also because I believe in my character, the subject and the film,” she says.
At home, Alia discusses work with her dad (filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt). “I have to literally tell him sometimes to not talk about work,” she says. But she complains about the fact that he is always glued to news channels, “At one point, my dad (Mahesh Bhatt) would go out and meet people and then he just stopped going out and has just started being on his own and watching the news. He only watches the news and that too he plays it really loud. Sometimes, we even have to tell him, ‘can you please turn the volume down?’”