From being a snob in Student Of The Year, a girl falling for her kidnapper in Highway to playing a Bihari immigrant in Udta Punjab, Alia Bhatt is surprising audiences and critics alike with her versatility one film after another. The actor calls herself a “director’s actor”, adding that with the right guidance, “sky is the limit” for her.
“I think each character is different for me, but I am a director’s actor. So if I get the right vision and right guidance from my director, I think sky is the limit for me,”said the 23-year-old actor. The actor says,“It really depends on the film for Udta Punjab, there were a lot of things involved with regards to preparation like the dialect and body language.she further said for a film like Highway, I was just going with the flow and by my director’s vision,” said the young talent, who hasn’t tried method acting yet.
For her debut project Student of the Year, directed by Karan Johar, Alia had to lose oodles of weight. And her four-year-long career has seen her deliver laudable performances in films like Highway, 2 States, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Kapoor and Sons.
In Udta Punjab - which Alia feels is “definitely the most difficult film” of her career. Asked if going de-glam for the role was more difficult or abusing on the camera, Alia was quick to say: “None of them”.
“The toughest part was to be this person who is nowhere close to who I am, nowhere close to who I think, nowhere close to situations that I am in my life,” she said. The actor added that she tries to grip the emotional vein of her characters rather than stress about the physical appearance.However, she is not affected by “any pressure as of now” due to the acclaim that is coming her way. “Maybe I will feel the pressure when my next (film) is about to release or another film does not do well,” said the actor, who is taking a well-deserved vacation to London soon. She will be back to Mumbai to shoot for Badrinath Ki Dulhania, after which she has movies like Shuddhi and director Gauri Shinde’s untitled film in her kitty.