‘Will turn to singing if I fail as actor’
Alia Bhatt, who has lent her voice to a song in her upcoming film Highway, says if she fails as an actress, she will turn to singing. When director Imtiaz Ali asked her to croon a number in Highway, she jumped at the idea.
‘I am not a singer...I think I am a bathroom singer. When I was asked to sing I was excited and thought of trying it (singing) out. A R Rahman sir was very patient with me. If I fail as an actress, I will become a singer,’ Alia told reporters here last night at the film’s promotional event.
When the team of Highway was travelling since it is a road movie, Alia would often sing Rahman’s song Jiya Re Jiya. That’s when Imtiaz thought of exploring her singing talent. Music maestro A R Rahman told her to practice and that if she learns singing for two years, she could have her album.
According to Alia, who is geared up for the highway journey in a deglam avatar with Randeep Hooda, both acting and singing are difficult.
‘I am just two films old when it comes to acting and it’s my debut as a singer with Highway. For me both are difficult,’ she said. ‘When I was recording with Rahman sir, I messed up a few times but that is ok...it happens. I did not know anything about singing...I did not know how to sustain my breath, but later on I learnt with the help of Rahman sir,’ Alia added.
Highway, produced by Imtiaz Ali’s Window Seat Films and presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, will be released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures on 21 February.
The film is set in six states and captures the journey of two completely opposite persons who come together by fate.