Work­ing on her first film with Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt can’t stop rav­ing about the star

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - ENTERTAINMENT - Subhash K Jha

Ac­tor Alia Bhatt (right) who has just fin­ished work­ing with ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan (be­low) in Gauri Shinde’s up­com­ing film, is all praise for her co-star. She says, “Shah Rukh is magic. His words, his per­sona, his eyes when he looks into the cam­era….He is such a de­light to work with!”

Alia found SRK to be an ex­tremely co-op­er­a­tive co-star. “He has tre­men­dous re­gard for ev­ery­one’s work. He is Shah Rukh Khan. But he doesn’t let that fact weigh him or oth­ers down.He doesn’t let any­one feel unim­por­tant. Ev­ery­one on the sets was equally im­por­tant for him, be it a tech­ni­cian or a co-star.”

As for the age dif­fer­ence, Alia didn’t think about it at all. She says, “Not for a minute did I feel Shah Rukh was older. We worked like friends. But when he spoke I felt very young in front of him. He is so knowl­edge­able. He knows so much more than me. He makes ev­ery anec­dote ev­ery in­ci­dent from his life sound so in­ter­est­ing . I just loved to sit and chat with him in-be­tween shots.”

When asked whether she feels that her young age is a hin­drance, she says, “In my head I am 32. Men­tally, I feel like I am an older per­son. I also use it as per my con­ve­nience. So, when I want to be child­ish, I say, ‘But I am so young’. Some­times, I look at my­self from a third per­son’s point of view, and think, ‘Alia you are a child’. But in re­al­ity, with the way I sit and be­have, I feel much older. When I am hang­ing out with Karan Jo­har (di­rec­tor), I feel like a child. I act more like a grand­mother to my mother and my fa­ther.”

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