If I kiss my boyfriend in front of him, he’ll slap me: Alia Bhatt on father

Actress Alia Bhatt says her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is possessive about her, but adds that he has taken her on-screen kissing with Arjun Kapoor in the forthcoming film “2 States” practically.

Alia bhatt and Mahesh bhatt
Alia bhatt and Mahesh bhatt

“Like every father, who don’t want their daughters to get married, even my father is the same,” Alia said in a group interview.

“Recently, my father told us (Alia and her sister Shaheen) you all can’t go anywhere, I will lock you up in a room. He is honest and blunt about the fact that he doesn’t want us to get married.

“He is not expressing just like that, he means it. He is very controlling and he doesn’t want me to get married. If my sister’s boyfriends get me some present, he would say – even I can get provides, I will get you two,” she added.

Currently, the actress is looking forward to her forthcoming film “2 States.

She has a kissing scene in the film and when asked about her “possessive” father’s reaction on the same, she said: “But he knows I am acting …but, if I kiss my boyfriend in front of him, he will slap me.

“It’s in the scene and I am not doing it to aggravate him. It’s a family film and the scene is just for three seconds.”

Directed by Abhishek Verman, “2 States” is an edition of Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller of the same name and the actress has read the book three times.

She said: “I have to be as natural as possible. I read the book three times before we commenced shooting.”

Alia says that when she read the book for the first time, she felt it could be made into a good film.

“I knew Arjun was on board… but I never thought I will be part of the film. I got a call for a look test and the point being that I should look good with Arjun. I was hoping it comes to me and it did. It’s a big achievement for me,” she said.

The actress, who garnered rave reviews for her performance in her last release “Highway”, says there was a reason behind doing “2 States”.

“After ‘Highway’ I wanted people to say I am an actor and that I am not here to be a star. I would not like to be five or six films old …so I want to make sure I am an actor,” she said.

Alia Bhatt is getting newer measurements and now she has embarked on a career in music as the newcomer actress will be singing a song in the forthcoming film Highway.

Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film’s music is composed by music maestro A.R Rahman. Ali controls her childlike charm and hums a beautifully innocent lullaby which is soulful to the main. Titled Sooha Saha, Zeb Bangash, of the famous Pakistani duo Zeb & Haniya, has also made her voice to the song.

alia bhatt highway singer
alia bhatt highway singer

At a press conference last night, the team of Highway including of Alia, Randeep Hodda, Imtiaz Ali and Rahman him self made the statement. Alia’s character Veera and Randeep’s character Mahabir take on the road trip and traverses through six states of north India. The trip moves from the plains of Punjab to the hills of Himachal and Veera sings this lullaby, which will remind Mahabir of his younger days.

Both the film maker and Rahman themself agreed that if Alia sang a passage herself, it would give a greater structure, poignancy and feeling to the song.

“We have this lullaby, Sooha Saha in Highway.Imtiaz mentioned Alia has a great voice and I didn’t trust him.Then she learned the song and sang to me and I was very satisfied with her natural capability too. We advised her a little bit to perfect the singing. She did it twice and then we got it almost right and now it sounds great,” said A R Rahman at the function.

An fascinated Alia Bhatt included, “It was unreal. I am a bathroom singer but to have the opportunity to sing a song composed by Rahman sir was unbelievable. This film is so close to my heart not just for acting but for singing too now! ”


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