A while back, rumours were rife of a collaboration between Alia Bhatt and Bareilly Ki Barfi's director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
In some good news, Alia will indeed be working with Ashwiny as confirmed by Alia herself. The actor spoke to Hindustan Times about working with Ashwiny and said, "I am definitely going to do a film with Ashwiny because she is a fabulous director. The film is sort of confirmed, but I am not saying it myself, as there will be an official announcement soon."
Talking further about how she is stepping away from serious movies like Raazi and Udta Punjab, Alia added, "They [Ashwiny and the film’s makers] have brought an extremely fun concept to me. I am very excited, as that’s going to be my breakaway film from all the serious ones [that I am doing]. Ab main ek lighthearted film karne waali hun."
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Meanwhile, Alia's latest outing Raazi which also stars Vicky Kaushal and is directed by Meghna Gulzar is exceeding expectations at the box-office and has been declared a hit. Raazi, which released on May 11, 2018, is based on Harinder Sikka's best-selling novel, Calling Sehmat.
Earlier, Alia revealed to Filmfare about how it was emotionally exhausting shooting for Raazi. Alia said, "It was exhausting. But that's also why I chose it. There were days when I'd be thinking, 'Oh my god! Aj yeh scenes hai'! I had to build up strength and emotion. That feeling is scary. But it's also addictive. When you move past that feeling, you give your best. Whether it was during Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi or Raazi. Coming back to the earlier question, I don't know if I identified with the girl. She's an extremely brave girl. I'm not saying I'm not brave. But I'm not that brave. I can't just drop everything."
"I was going through a unique time when I started shooting for Raazi. It was a new lonesome period. I had begun to enjoy my solitude. I kind of detached myself from the world. So much that I would leave my phone behind in my van. The film gave me a lot of silence and time with myself, which helped me grow," Alia added.