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Alia Bhatt, one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood, needs no introduction. Right from the beginning of her career with the movie, Student Of The Year, Alia has been grabbing a lot of limelight. However, it was her movie, Gangubai Kahiawadi, that brought the actress a lot of appreciation, along with the National Award. For those who chipped in late, Alia made her acting debut in Hollywood with the movie, Heart Of Stone. However, Alia recently opened up about some unheard anecdotes about the early days of her career.
Alia Bhatt recently graced the Red Sea Film Festival 2023 in Jeddah. While being there, Alia Bhatt revealed that at the beginning, her mom, Soni Razdan, was not that keen about her decision to join the film industry at a tender age, while her dad, Mahesh Bhatt supported his daughter with an open heart.
Talking at the event, Alia Bhatt shared that when she first got the call from Karan Johar, she was in 11th grade. The actress further added that back in those days, she was much healthier, and she loved eating french fries. The diva also stated that she thought that she looked good, and she walked into Karan Johar's office in her uniform. Sharing how she didn't know what an audition was and still tried her hands on the same, Alia stated:
"I got called in to meet Karan Johar for Student Of The Year while I was still in school. I was in the 11th grade, literally going from school, so I was in my uniform. I was much ‘healthier’ and enjoyed eating french fries more at that time. I thought, ‘I look great… there’s nothing wrong.’ So, I walked into his office, and he said I was charming in person and asked me to do an audition. I didn’t know what an audition was, but I went in, gave the audition, and the rest is history."
At the same event, Alia Bhatt also talked about her experience of her first-day shoot. The diva shared that on the first day, she gave the shot for the song, Radha Teri Chunri. Alia mentioned that she thought that she was supposed to do the whole dance performance just like people do on the stage, but later, she understood how these shots happen on the stage and how the actors and actresses have to wait and do shot-by-shot. Elaborating more on the same, Alia stated:
"I remember the first day of the shoot was when we were filming for the song ‘Radha Teri Chunri,’ and I had to walk down some stairs, take the dupatta off, and look into the camera. Farah Khan was the choreographer, and I did the shot. She said, ‘Oh, heroine!’ I thought there were 15 cameras that would just keep rolling at the same time, and because I was rehearsing the song for one month, I thought I needed to perform the song like how we do on a stage and they shoot it. I didn’t know that we had to wait and do shot-by-shot."
Sharing more details about the first day of her shooting, Alia Bhatt shared that the song, Radha Teri Chunri, was shot for seven days, and in between, she got a sprained leg. Alia also mentioned how she, along with Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan, were extremely nervous as on the very first day of shooting, Shah Rukh Khan, Yash Chopra, and Rishi Kapoor were present to congratulate the team. Recalling how she realised to be her most present self in front of the camera, Alia said:
"It was daunting and scary, as from day one of the shoot, Yash Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, and Rishi Kapoor were all present on set to congratulate us, as we three were newcomers. So, we were very nervous, given the presence of so many stalwarts in the room. But I think from that moment on, I realized that I am my most present self in front of the camera."
Talking about Alia Bhatt's personal life, she got married to the love of her life, Ranbir Kapoor, in 2022. And after a few months of their marital bliss, the duo hopped onto their parenthood journey with the arrival of their baby girl, Raha Kapoor.
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One of the most loved actresses in Bollywood, Alia Bhatt made her entry into the acting world with the film, Student of The Year in 2012, directed by Karan Johar. Over time, the actress proved her acting mettle in numerous films and could easily bag many accolades, including four Filmfare Awards. Besides that, theRead More