My dad won’t return to direction ever: Alia Bhatt

Alia made her Bollywood debut with Student Of The Year, which also marked the launch of actors Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra.

While Varun’s second film Main Tera Hero is directed by his father David Dhawan, Alia doubts she will ever get a chance to work under her father’s direction, no matter how much she wants it.

‘I would love to be directed by my father, but I think he won’t return to direction for anybody. That’s not possible,’ Alia said here.

Mahesh Bhatt, who is credited with movies like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Aashiqui, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Zakhm, last directed the Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Dutt-starrer Kartoos in 1999. Alia is awaiting the release of her next film Highway, helmed by Imtiaz Ali.

The 20-year-old believes she is ‘very competitive’, but said: ‘I am not competitive in a negative way... competitive in a way to outshine myself.’

Highway has been selected to screen at the Berlin film Festival, which started on 6 February, will continue till 16 February. Highway will have its world premiere in the festival’s Panorama section.
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