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Alia Bhatt on working with her father Mahesh Bhatt: He’s like a newborn baby on set

During a recent media interaction, Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt opened up about how her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor helped her overcome the failure of Kalank and also shared the experience of working with her father Mahesh Bhatt in Sadak 2…


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Ever since her Bollywood debut, actress Alia Bhatt has faced her own fair shares of ups and downs. From delivering movies like Highway, Gully Boy which earned her accolades from all over and Shaandaar, Kalank tanking at the box-office, the actress has faced every success and failure like a boss.

Recently during the media interaction session at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star, 2019, which she attended along with Kareena Kapoor and Karan Johar, when asked about how she dealt with the failure of her recent movie Kalank, the 26-year-old actress, as quoted by Hindustan Times, said, 

Strangely, I was really ok the day it happened. I had seen the film a day before and I knew in my head what was going to happen. Though I didn’t think it will be going to be hit by a truck. Later on when I thought about it, what really broke my heart was that I always in my head had this idea that if you work really hard, it’ll always pay-off. But it didn’t. That felt scary.

- Alia Bhatt

Further adding that her boyfriend and actor Ranbir Kapoor helped her overcome her failure by giving her a piece of advice which 'made a lot of sense' to her, Alia shared, 

He said you put in the hard work, it doesn’t have to pay-off immediately. It’ll pay off in your life, someday. That’s what it means to be a hardworking actor or a person. Someday the goodness will come to you in another film. My job is to put in the hard work. I believed in the film, it didn’t pan out the way we wanted to, I felt bad about it for a few days but I had to focus on my next.

- Alia Bhatt

Talking about her next venture, Alia spoke about the experience of working with her father Mahesh Bhatt, who will be directing her, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and her half-sister Pooja Bhatt in Sadak 2. Sequel to the 1991 film Sadak, the Dear Zindagi actress often wonders if she has managed to develop the director-actor relationship with Mahesh Bhatt ‘or is it still that he’s my father?’

I am still confused and I think by the end of the film I will realise what was our director-actor relationship. But he is an absolute delight to work with. It’s unbelievable how clear he is. His energy transcends all of us. He could be having high fever but he just doesn’t stop. He is so generous with actors. He doesn’t sit behind the monitor. He’s just behind the camera, near the actors. I was doing an emotional scene and I didn’t plan to cry but I just started crying. He started crying while I was and I felt him cry and I broke out of the moment for a second and was like ‘that’s my Dad crying, I can’t see him cry’ and I started crying even more!

- Alia Bhatt

Alia said the experience of working on the film made her connect with her father more and that’s her biggest takeaway from Sadak 2. “This is that one film I don’t care about the outcome. The joy that I had to be connected with my father, to work with him, he’s like a newborn baby on set. It’s just amazing,” she added.

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