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Interview: Alia Bhatt loves selfies

Interview: Alia Bhatt loves selfies

Trans World Features (TWF) | | 31 May 2014, 01:26 pm
Alia Bhatt has paired up with her SOTY co-star Varun Dhawan in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. TWF correspondent Sreya Basu chats up with the actress in Mumbai

How much truth is there about the news of your alleged affair with Varun Dhawan?

When did that happen? Last time I heard my name being linked to someone, it was Arjun (Kapoor) during 2 States. Now they have already linked me to Varun? Well, what to do? Now, my next film will be with some other hero and I will be again linked to him.

But you have been linked to Varun since your debut film Student Of The Year (SOTY).

There was no truth about it during that film, nor there is any during this film and there will be nothing like that even in our tenth film together … in fact, in my lifetime there will be nothing like that between us.

Is it true that you are the mastermind behind the launch of humfie poster of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania?

Yes, it was my brain at work and I am very proud of it. During shooting of the film everyone was saying “We have to do something innovative”. I am very fond of selfies. So I said “Let us all take selfie posters” and I very casually said “Let’s call it humfie”. Everyone shut me up at that time but eventually they liked it and used it.

Do you think that the selfie you took with Varun in the poster is much better than the one you took with Arjun and posted on Twitter recently?

I did not take a selfie with Varun, I took a humfie. So it’s not the same thing. You can’t compare the two.

Why should one watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania?

It is a filmy love story. No matter how cliched and unromantic you are in your life you always want your love story to be a ‘story’. Like, everyone asks “How did you meet?” and all. So this is our tribute to all the filmy love story out there.    

Who is your favourite actress?

My all-time favourite actress is Kareena (Kapoor). Of the yesteryears, there are Rekha, Shabana Azmi and Waheeda Rehman.  

And favourite actor?

It’s Aamir Khan. I am especially fond of his romantic movies like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991) and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993).

Why is that you did not make your debut with Vishesh Films (film production company owned by Alia’s father Mahesh Bhatt and her uncle Mukesh Bhatt)?

The answer is obvious. Had I debuted in my father’s film, everyone would have said she got the easy way out.

But don’t you want to work in your father’s film?

Absolutely yes. In fact, I am working in others’ films to work for my home company; so that when they feel I am fit for a role, they come up with a script for me. I am sure when my father will come up with a script for me, it will be a blockbuster. So I am waiting.

How does Mahesh Bhatt see you as an actor?

Well, after Highway I feel he has started getting convinced that I too can act.