I have no formal training in acting, says Alia Bhatt

‘It helped me to connect with the person within me. My father always said the day an actor finds oneness with the person within is the day he or she becomes a true actor. I think I found that person during Highway. I don’t know how much it helped me to grow as an actor, but the film got me to know things about myself that I didn’t know,’ said Alia.

Having played a fashionable airhead in her debut film Student Of The Year, Alia has now completed a gruelling, gut-wrenching physically and emotionally exhausting film with Ali. ‘It was very difficult,’ she said and added: ‘I realise other actors probably come to something like Imtiaz Ali’s Highway after maybe six to seven films behind them.’

‘When Imtiaz offered me the role, I was surprised. I’ve had no training in acting at all, and that in a way proved an advantage. Imtiaz was able to mould my personality in the way he wanted.
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