Alia Bhatt Interview

Alia Bhatt has proved her versatility and her acting prowess with every film. She has her hands full with plum projects.

You have always been known as the industry's little girl from SOTY. After so many films and these many successes, you think it has changed?
Not until another little girl comes along [Laughs]. I think I will always remain the young girl in the industry, but I don't think so far. It's fun because you get pampered a lot.

Do you fear the constant attention that comes with being a star and being successful?
Fear is a dominant emotion in a performer's life. As an actor, I constantly fear failure. There is a fear of being insecure. Sometimes there is a fear of too much attention and, at the same time, when you don't get it, you fear that too. I think the way to deal with it is that I need to focus on the longevity of my work. My father says as human beings we are constantly trying to be immortal either through our work or in our personal life. I try and interact with all my fans and that is not because in return, I will get constant love, but because till the time I am here, I want to make my journey worthwhile.

Alia Bhatt Interview
You have done a variety of roles early in your career.
I am making such choices because I want to do different things. It is happening on purpose, but I have also been lucky to get these opportunities.

Is it true that you met Sidharth Malhotra's family recently? Is there something brewing?
Nothing is happening. Sidharth said something very nice, which I really liked. He said that he was "seeing" me every day on the sets. So, I will also stick to that, and say, "Yes, I see Sid. I saw him daily on the sets in Coonoor (Tamil Nadu). I see him when I am working with him. I see a lot of him on TV too."

All the films that you have done so far have been hits
I feel very scared that this isn't going to continue. I am keeping my fingers crossed, and hoping that my 'perfect' track record doesn't get shaken up. But honestly, I have been extremely lucky. I have worked really hard. Since I want to make people happy, I am wary of making wrong choices.

You have just lent your support to Girls Rising. How important is it to put your star power behind such ventures?
I want to do as much as I can for the initiatives I believe in - whether it's animal shelters, working for the cause of women's empowerment or educating girls, because I genuinely believe that we are not here only for ourselves. I want to make it big, and be the biggest superstar, but you have to do things for others as well.

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