5 Things to Know About Alia Bhatt

by imdb_india_editors | last updated - 15 Mar 2017

Did you know that Alia Bhatt made a cameo apearance before her Student of the Year debut? Check out 5 pieces of trivia you may not know about this next-gen actress.

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Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)

She can act and sing

Alia Bhatt sang the unplugged version of the song "Samjhawan" in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) and the song "Sooha Saaha" in Highway (2014).

The Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) soundtrack also featured another version of "Samjhawan" reinterpreted by duo Sharib-Toshi and sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Arjit Singh.

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Alia Bhatt in Highway (2014)

Perfect for the role

Before casting Alia Bhatt, director Imtiaz Ali wanted to cast an older actor to play Veera Tripathi in the critically acclaimed film Highway (2014). When he met Alia and discussed the role with her, he was sure that she was the perfect fit for the role.

During the shooting of Highway (2014), Alia Bhatt improvised dialogues and scenes that further developed and evolved her character in the film.

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Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt at an event for Udta Punjab (2016)

Alia's role model

Alia Bhatt has been candid about how she adores actress Kareena Kapoor and believes that Kapoor is one of the best actresses in Indian fillms. The two worked together for the first time in Udta Punjab (2016).

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Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan

The game-changing audition

Alia Bhatt made her debut in Student of the Year (2012). For her audition, she read dialogues from Wake Up Sid (2009) and danced to the popular Hindi song "Bahara" from I Hate Luv Storys (2010) .

Director Karan Johar auditioned hundreds of girls for Shanaya Singhania's role in Student of the Year(2012) but noted freshness and raw talent in Bhatt's audition and cast her in the film. After her debut, Alia Bhatt has starred in 7 films produced by Dharma Productions.

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Preity Zinta, Akshay Kumar, and Ashutosh Rana in Sangharsh (1999)

First on-screen credit

Alia Bhatt's first IMDb credit is for Sangharsh (1999) starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta in lead roles. Alia Bhatt played the younger version of Preity Zinta in the film.