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‘Fear of failure motivates me to work hard’

At 22, she has turned out to be a bankable actor with films as diverse as Highway, 2 States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. But getting the limelight at a young age has not made Alia Bhatt ignore the ‘fear of failure’. 

The actor says the thought of losing everything makes her put extra effort. “Fear of failure is a constant thought and I can’t say that I never think about it. Probably I always think about it, that’s why I feel like I will always work harder,” Alia told a <g data-gr-id="61">media</g> person.

Nevertheless, the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and yesteryear actor Soni Razdan also believes that “living on the fear of future makes you miss out on the beauty of the present”.

“So more than fearing it, I am just aware that this is what it is right now, but there is something called change which is the only constant and things will keep changing. I have to keep adapting, but nonetheless I have to always work hard and never fail.”

“I can’t forget the fact that hard work, dedication, respect of your fellow co-workers and the people that you interact with and, of course, the warmth and love that you give to them, is most important.”

“And that is something that I will make sure of following throughout my life,” said the young actor, who made her Bollywood debut in 2012 with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.

Alia says Shaandaar has been a completely different experience. “I feel like Shaandaar is one step into a mad world which I have never been a part of. What set this film apart is the quirky, mad kind of space, which I really like. 

It has quirky, interesting and a beautiful looking vibe to it, but at the same time the emotions are real,” said Alia. It’s not just acting that Alia has also got expertise in singing prowess too. Alia said, “I will stick to singing for my films only for now.”

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