Alia took the unconventional challenge

Posted on Aug 3 2012 - 2:14pm

Alia Bhat

Till date acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has launched various Bollywood stars under his banner through his various films. From Bipasha Basu to Emraan Hashmi, Mallika Sherawat, Esha Gupta and others, Mahesh has been the man behind their successful careers. Hence it was a little surprising to see his daughter, Alia Bhatt, debuting outside the home production.

Alia who will mark her debut in Karan Johar’s upcoming film ‘Student Of The Year’ (SOTY) exclaims that it was her choice to take the unconventional path rather than opting for an easy launch through her father’s films. She at the teaser launch of the film revealed that she had decided to debut under the outside banner long before she got ‘SOTY’.

“I was already sorted and decided that I wouldn’t be launched by my father’s production (Vishesh Films). Honestly speaking, it’s the easy option. Why wouldn’t my father launch me? But I wanted to go somewhere else,” said Alia who further added that a lot of hard work went under bagging her first film. “I had to audition for it, I had to lose weight and present myself in a way that I can be accepted,” added Alia who will be seen opposite two more newcomers Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.

The boys too are marking debut with this film that is coproduced by Shah Rukh Khan and will be released on October 19.

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