10 Things you didn't know about Alia Bhatt
NR [ Sat, Mar 15, 2014 ]
She got noticed in her debut leading role in 'Student of the Year' and wooed critics and her fans with her second film Highway.
Barely two film old Alia Bhatt is promising to be the next big this in Bollywood.
As Alia turns 21 today, March 15th, let's take a look at some of the facts you never knew about this chirpy Bhatt girl...
Alia Bhatt has graduated from Jamnabai Narsee School IBDP in May 2011.
Born to Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, Alia Bhatt is Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt's half-sister.
She has been raised as atheist.
Alia's pet name as a kid was Aloo for the simple reason that she was a fat kid.
In fact, Alia was asked to lose weight before auditioning for Karan Johar's Student of The Year.
And she lost approximately 16 kgs to bag the role.
If you think that 'Student of the Year' was Alia's debut film, you need to brush your trivia.
Alia made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in Sangharsh (1999), where she played the younger Preity Zinta.
Alia made her playback singing debut in her second film, Highway.
She underwent a formal training at A. R. Rahman's music school.
Alia Bhatt is a self-confessed Kareena fan. But she doesn't copy her.
We wonder if that's because of Alia's uncanny resemblance with Bebo.
However, off late she changed her loyalties to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Alia comes across as a bubbly and effervescent young girl, but during her school days, Alia was a brooder and dreamer.
Despite having a lot of friends, she preferred to spend time alone.
One contemporary actress, whose work Alia admires is Deepika Padukone.
And she considers Parineeti to be her competition.
Smell is something that attracts Alia instantly.
You would be surprised to know that Alia uses only men's perfume and changes them every month.
If there's one thing about herself that Alia considers as a flaw is that she talks too fast.
What kinda man would Alia like to marry? "I want a boy who is madly in love with me...loves me more than I love him and who's also my best friend," revealed Alia in an interview.