‘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

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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?’”

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