Alia Bhatt is often seen as a ferociously competitive person. From the young brigade, she might not be the one with maximum potential but Alia has grown manifolds in the last few years, ever since her advent in the industry with Karan Johar’s Student of The Year. Four films, including a 100 Crore Entrant later, a pertinent question for Baby Bhatt would be how she perceives competition. Alia seemed to have a very professional and matured answer of it taking us by surprise.
In an interview to Koimoi about competition and insecurities, she said, “I am a very competitive person by nature. But I won’t try to bring anybody down. Had anyone asked me about my insecurities a few months ago, I would have said I am very competitive. Right now, I have become much more chilled out. It’s not solely because my last two films have done well. I have just grown up a little in my head. At the moment I am trying to get into the perfect shape. With all actresses having amazing bodies, even you get the drive.”
Continuing with the same, the young actress added, “Often other people’s good work inspires you. Parineeti Chopra has been a major inspiration in my life to be a good actor. I observe her a lot. And I love watching her. You learn a lot from your contemporaries and the people your competing with.”
Before the release of Highway, in an earlier interview to Koimoi, Alia had said that she wants to be a Superstar more than just an actor. Today in a stabler space in her career, the actress volunteered a more matured take on her earlier statement. She said, “I still want to be a Superstar. What I mean when I say that is any star becomes what he or she is from the films he or she gives. I almost should walk in with all my films. When you see a Shah Rukh Khan, you think of DDLJ, of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, of Darr, of Dil Toh Pagal Hai and many more. He walks in with all the good work he has done. That’s what you see when you see them. It shouldn’t be that people ask ‘Arey isne kaun si picture ki thi?’. My aim is to work towards attaining that.”
Looks like Alia is in full form this year. With Highway catering well to all and not just the limited niche audiences, 2 States‘ 100 Crore achievement is testament to the fact that Alia Bhatt is leading the young pack of female actors. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is her third release this year and the actress is all set to taste success and appreciation all over again it seems!
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