Both on the professional and personal fronts, Alia Bhatt is in a happy space this year. While her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor shows every sign of fructifying into permanency, on the professional front, Alia scored a very big triumph with Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi. This was her second film with a female director after Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi
“My third actually,” Alia corrects, pointing out that as a child she had worked with Tanuja Chandra. “I played the young version of Preity Zinta in Tanuja’s Sangharsh. But why are we differentiating men directors from women? The gender doesn’t matter. It’s the work that counts,” she asserts.
Work-wise Alia is in the best space possible, though whether she is giving too much time to Ayan Mukerjee’s super-hero film Brahmastra is debatable. Almost all of 2019 will go into shooting and releasing it. While this sounds like a very scrambled career plan, it does give Alia a chance to spend optimum time with her significant other Ranbir Kapoor.
This could, however, be detrimental to her career, if Katrina Kaif’s career graph is anything to go by. A source close to the development shrugs, “Alia wants to spend as much time as possible with Ranbir, whether at the cost of her career, or not, is not known. Katrina made the mistake of putting aside her career to be the fully committed girlfriend to Ranbir Kapoor. She is still paying the price for her misplaced priorities. We hope Alia doesn’t make the same mistake.”...