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Alia Bhatt is one of the few actors of Bollywood, who have several blockbuster hits and a very few failures when it comes to the movies. She made her debut in 2012 with Student of The Year, and post that, there was no stopping for her. The 26-year-old has won over the audience with her impeccable performances in films like Raazi, Highway, Dear Zindagi, Udta Punjab, to name a few.
Alia’s last outing, Gully Boy, co-starring Ranveer Singh, churned humongous success on the box office. Moreover, the film even went on to become India’s first official entry for the Oscars Awards. Her character as Safeena in the film highly impressed the audience, however, the actress reveals that she feels guilty about the film.
“Though Gully Boy was intense, I had a lot of fun shooting for it, mainly due to Safina’s infectious spirit. I remember feeling happy every day, which is very unusual for me because usually, I am self-critical and don’t like talking too much about my work. Now, when people tell me how amazing my performance is in it, I feel guilty as I am like: ‘did I work hard’ or ‘why do I deserve this kind of appreciation.’ Personally, I too enjoyed watching my performance [in Gully Boy], which usually doesn’t happen. I enjoyed the film since it’s so beautiful and has been an unusual experience” Hindustan Times quoted Alia as saying.
Alia has rarely faced failure at the box office, and in a shocking turn of events, her 2019 period drama film, Kalank, turned a dud, counting as her second flop film, after Shaandaar.
Speaking about the same, she shared: “Anyone who goes on a journey that you have a lot of expectations from is going to feel a certain kind of disappointment. Till date, I have not had too many failures; maybe there are two of them. And my learning through both of them has been very different. But the main thing I’ve learnt is that you’ve to keep your head down, work hard and give your best at everything you do. Sometimes, you’ll go right and at times, you’ll go wrong as well.”
Further, Alia states that she has understood the balance that is required in her obsession with work but beyond a point, she has to withdraw. “As an actor, an entertainer and even as a person, I have understood the balance that is required in my obsession with work, wherein I am very ambitious and passionate about films, acting, the art and everything. But beyond a point, I can’t get too attached to the successes or the failures.”
The actress has experimented with various genres and characters and has delivered entertaining performances in her projects. Speaking about how she found a lot of difference in terms of approaching her parts in completely dissimilar films like Raazi and Gully Boy, Alia said: “Shooting for Raazi was a little emotional [experience], also because I shot it at one go, with no break in between. Probably, that’s why the character really connected and stayed with me. But vis-à-vis Gully Boy, the way I looked at the character was really fun and easy. It was like a break from all my intense characters.”
Meanwhile, Alia has her calendars full of exciting projects lined up for her in 2020. She has Ayan Mukerjee’s Brahmastra co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, followed by Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2. Next up, she will be seen in action-drama RRR, directed by S. S. Rajamouli and starring N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn. She also has Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly-anticipated biopic titled Gangubai Kathiawadi in her pipeline.