It’s a ladie spe­cial!

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Alia Bhatt is on a roll, and that’s quite clear from the box of­fice suc­cess and high praise that she is get­ting for Raazi. How­ever, one feather in her cap has gone by largely un­no­ticed – Alia has been work­ing with fe­male di­rec­tors on an al­most backto-back ba­sis. Af­ter Meghna Gulzar di­rected her in Raazi, the ac­tor re­cently wrapped up her work on Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy.

And now, Alia con­firms that she is set to work with Ash­winy Iyer Ti­wari.

She says, “I am def­i­nitely go­ing to do a film with Ash­winy be­cause she is a fab­u­lous di­rec­tor. The film is sort of con­firmed, but I am not say­ing it my­self, as there will be an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment soon. They [Ash­winy and the film’s mak­ers] have brought an ex­tremely fun con­cept to me. I am very ex­cited, as that’s go­ing to be my break­away film from all the se­ri­ous ones [that I am do­ing]. Ab main ek light­hearted film karne waali hun.”

At 25, Alia is one of the most suc­cess­ful ac­tors in Bol­ly­wood. Ask her how sat­is­fy­ing that is, and Alia says, “Sat­is­fac­tion comes from things that you do. So, I am sat­is­fied with a lot of things that I am do­ing. I work very hard, and that makes me an­gry, ir­ri­tated, tired and even sleep-de­prived, but it gives me sat­is­fac­tion. Plus, I am very happy with the kind of peo­ple I am work­ing with.”

The ac­tor says she is “lead­ing a very colour­ful life”. She adds, “My life is a mix­ture of greys, blacks, blues and pinks. So, right now, I am cov­er­ing all the spec­trums of colour. But yes, some days are grey, while oth­ers are yel­low, and that’s the way life is. But I am re­ally happy with the stuff that I am do­ing.”

I work very hard, and that makes me an­gry, ir­ri­tated, tired and even sleep­de­prived, but it still gives me sat­is­fac­tion. AC­TOR

PHOTO: RO­HAN SHRESTHA

Ash­winy Iyer Ti­wari

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