Alia Bhatt is a British-Indian actress and singer who works in Hindi-language films. Her accolades include four Filmfare Awards. She has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2017. Born into the Bhatt family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan.
After making her acting debut as a child in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh, she played her first leading role in Karan Johar’s teen drama Student of the Year (2012). She went on to establish herself with starring roles in several films produced by Johar’s studio Dharma Productions, including the romances 2 States (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017); and the coming-of-age drama Dear Zindagi (2016). Bhatt won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for playing a kidnapping victim in the road drama Highway (2014), and three Best Actress awards at the ceremony for playing a Bihari migrant in the crime drama Udta Punjab (2016), a spy in the thriller Raazi (2018), and the volatile girlfriend of an aspiring rapper in the musical drama Gully Boy (2019).
Additional to acting in films, Bhatt has launched her own line of clothing and handbags as well as the production company Eternal Sunshine, and is the founder of the ecological initiative CoExist. She has sung six of her film songs, including the single “Samjhawan Unplugged” in 2014.
Alia Bhatt gear up for Hollywood debut
Actress Alia Bhatt, has collected her coin in Bollywood on the strength of her acting. Whatever be the character, Alia Bhatt adapts herself to every character in a better way. The actress remains in the headlines not only for her superb acting but also for her beauty and fitness. And now there are reports that Alia is going to debut in Hollywood soon. According to media reports, Alia Bhatt is also all set to join Hollywood agencies following the foot-steps of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone .
Actually, if media sources are to be believed, Alia has joined herself with an international talent agency. Alia is signed-up a deal with an international talent agency called Williams Morris Agency (WME). The William Morris Agency claims to be one of the longest running talent agencies. Located in Beverly Hills, California. Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto is also one of his clients and was seen in films like Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Immortals. WME also represents stars such as Emma Stone, Oprah, Gal Gadot, Charlize Theron and others. Sharing the excitement about the same, Alia reposts the news on her Instagram story and wrote, “yay”. The star is popular on social media platforms and currently has a following of 53 million on Instagram.
The star is planning to go international after she has had almost a decade long successful career in Bollywood. Alia has many hits to her name including her debut film Student of the Year, also starred in Dear Zindagi with Shah Rukh Khan in a supporting role. Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy which was India’s entry to the Academy Awards in 2019 also featured Alia in a pivotal role with Ranveer Singh, she grabbed international attention when her this film Gully Boy, alongside Ranveer Singh, was India’s official entry to Oscars 2020.
Filmfare tweeted about Bhatt’s accomplishment.
In recent times, with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone stepping into Hollywood and making a big name for themselves, the other leading divas too want a foothold to more fame and fortune and have been making moves to accomplish the same by signing up with Hollywood agencies. As this Bollywood diva alia Bhatt has signed up for Hollywood agency William Morris agency (WME) the Filmfare on July 8th tweeted about her accomplishment.
Alia on going to Hollywood
In just seven years, Alia Bhatt has established herself as one of the most powerful performers from the current generation, and the actor says if she gets a good opportunity she would like venture into Hollywood. The 26-year-old actor, who will soon make her debut in Telugu cinema with SS Rajamouli’s RRR, said entering any new industry would be a tough task.
“I do hope to go there [Hollywood] someday and soon. That is like entering a whole new industry and that is not easy at all. I will have to do it with some more time on my hand,” Alia told PTI.
Alia, who had a great 2018 with Raazi earning big at the box office and receiving critical acclaim, said she picks roles which challenge her as an artiste. She said, “All the characters that I have lined up are difficult and challenging. I am aiming at nailing them. That is my vision… My choices are instinctive. It comes from my gut. When I listen to a narration and if I like it, I do it.”
She added that she never imagined becoming a bankable star but always wanted to be known as a versatile actor. “I had never thought I would be (bankable actor) but I did hope for it. I have always hoped and dreamt big,” she added.
Alia Bhatt’s upcoming films
On the work front, Alia has recently started shooting for Darlings and completed shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Gangubai Kathiawadi. The same Alia will share the screen with Ranveer Singh in Karan Johar’s next Rocky Aur Rani Ki Love Story. Apart from this, there is also RRR in the pipeline where she will be seen in the main lead role in SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus.