BY ANUJ RADIA
Previously, there were conjectures about Alia Bhatt collaborating with Bareilly Ki Barfi’s director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for a project. Asian Style understands that Alia will indeed be working with Ashwiny as confirmed by Alia herself.
The actor spoke to a national Indian daily about working with Ashwiny and said: “I am definitely going to do a film with Ashwiny because she is a fabulous director. The film is sort of confirmed, but I am not saying it myself, as there will be an official announcement soon.”
Speaking further about how she is stepping away from serious movies like Raazi and Udta Punjab, Alia added, “They [Ashwiny and the film’s makers] have brought an extremely fun concept to me. I am very excited, as that’s going to be my breakaway film from all the serious ones [that I am doing]. Ab main ek lighthearted film Karne waali hun.”
Meanwhile, Alia’s latest venture Raazi which also stars Vicky Kaushal and is directed by Meghna Gulzar is exceeding expectations at the box-office and has been declared a hit. Raazi, which released on May 11, 2018, is based on Harinder Sikka’s best-selling novel, Calling Sehmat.
Talking about the Raazi experience with us, Alia said: “To be a part of a true story, was a very special experience because whenever you’re shooting the film or enacting your part, you will always have it in the back of your head that “this is not fiction and it actually happened.”