ALIA DOESN’T NEED MY GUIDANCE: SONI
Actor-director Soni Razdan (above left) is proud of her daughter, actor Alia Bhatt’s (above right) professional choices. With 2016 hits such as Udta Punjab, Kapoor and Sons and Dear Zindagi, she believes that Alia’s success proves that she is on the right path for a thriving career ahead.
Soni feels that the only thing that her daughter needs to do now is remain dedicated to her hard work. “Alia doesn’t need my guidance regarding the kind of films she should do. Rather, she is quite a sorted individual who follows a strong instinct,” says Soni, adding that this seems to have worked in her favour.
Soni says that her family (Alia’s father Mahesh Bhatt and her sister Shaheen Bhatt) are all proud of what she has done for herself at such a young age (Alia is 24 now). “She should just stay dedicated to her craft and the rest will fall in place. As her mother, I am always there, but Alia knows what she wants both professionally and personally,” says the actordirector, who has been a part of films such as Saaransh (1984), Sadak (1991) and Monsoon Wedding (2001).
So which film did she like Alia best in? Soni says, “I enjoyed most of her films, be it Highway (2014), 2 States (2014) or Udta Punjab. But if you ask me to choose the ones I loved, I would say she impressed me with her performances in Udta Punjab, Highway and Dear Zindagi. But as I always say an actor is never bigger than her role. So I feel she is lucky to have got such opportunities.”
Soni says that she is also impressed that Alia has taken up diverse roles. “Alia was different in each of these films. That is commendable,” she adds.