RAN­VEER AND RAN­BIR ARE HEART­THROBS AND HOW: ALIA BHATT

... but, very dif­fer­ent from each other. Alia says Ran­veer is crazy, while Ran­bir is more into his craft

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh prashant.singh@htlive.com

Ac­tor Alia Bhatt is cool­ing off her heels in the swel­ter­ing sum­mer, en­joy­ing her “break from films” since the re­lease of Badri­nath Ki Dul­ha­nia ear­lier this year. Next up, are projects with ac­tors Ran­bir Kapoor and Ran­veer Singh — film­mak­ers Ayan Muk­erji and Zoya Akhtar’s re­spec­tive films — and the 24-year-old is look­ing for­ward to it. “Ran­bir and Ran­veer are heart­throbs to me be­cause of their sheer bril­liance!” says Alia. She, how­ever, adds that they are noth­ing like each other.

So what’s Ran­veer like?

“I’ve al­ready shot with him a lot (ad films and videos), way more than what I have done with Ran­bir. And Ran­veer is just crazy. I have a com­plete blast work­ing with him since he is so mad that you can’t help but say, ‘Lis­ten, are you okay?’ All’s good in the hood be­cause it’s not nor­mal be­hav­iour. But that’s what I love about him. He’s so out there with his en­thu­si­asm and it’s all real, which is why, I feel, peo­ple love him.

And what about Ran­bir?

Ran­bir, on the other hand, isn’t like that as he is way more into his per­for­mance and art etc. He doesnt’ say much, silently ob­serves and is re­laxed about the whole thing. I’ve been a Ran­bir fan since [his film] Saawariya (2007), so it’s a big deal to work with him.

Shift­ing topic to an­other ac­tor, your mother re­port­edly let the cat out of the bag re­cently, by hint­ing that you could be dat­ing Sid­harth Mal­ho­tra?

Yes, but I think what she meant to say in a holis­tic man­ner was that, ‘Even if she was dat­ing Sid, why should I have a prob­lem.’ And I think she used ‘even if.’ There was a point when I used to find this piece of in­for­ma­tion in­ter­est­ing be­cause I was like, ‘Wow, they are talk­ing about it.’ Then, there was a point when I used to find it ir­ri­tat­ing, and then it stopped af­fect­ing me at all. Now, it has reached a point where it’s not even in­for­ma­tion any­more.

Do you get both­ered about per­sonal life talks now?

It has be­come blah... like sec­ond na­ture of my per­son­al­ity. It sounds the same as, ‘Alia Bhatt is 24 and she lives in Juhu.’... It’s a fact.

So, is your re­la­tion­ship with Sid­harth fact or fic­tion?

I think it’s ‘fac­tion.’ When peo­ple use the word ‘ru­mour,’ I am like, ‘ka­haan ka ru­mour? ... Ear­lier, sto­ries would term us as ‘ru­moured love­birds.’ Now, there’s no ru­moured; it’s just ‘love­birds.’

PHOTO: AALOK SONI/HT

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