Alia Bhatt is undeniably the face of the next generation of Bollywood actresses changing up the game. In a short period, her acting skills have impressed everyone, and she has bagged accolades after accolades for performances. Her fashion game is undeniably on point and has a radiant smile that lights up the screen. You might know her on-screen persona; there are many facets of her life you might be unaware of. Let's learn about some interesting facts about this rising star.
Alia is a person who lives life with her heart on the sleeve, and she has a strong bonding to her family. In a cruel game of fate, her elder sister Shaheen has suffered from clinical depression ever since 12 and has had a long road towards healing.
She's been experimenting with therapy, taking medicines and when things got too dark, had a severe suicidal tendency. After this incident, she gathered the courage to tell the family and her little sister. This shook her up, and felt guilty that she couldn't be more helpful to her in time of need.
Since then, she has become a big advocate for Mental health and did movies like Dear Zindagi that destigmatizes this issue. She has promoted her sister's book about her struggles with mental health.
Alia has gotten much closer to her sister than ever before and continues to support one another.
Mahesh Bhatt is a complex individual. He's lived an extremely controversial life with every detail being scrutinized by the public eye.
Bhatt made many mistakes with his failed marriages, extramarital affairs with Parveen Babi and dealt with its consequences.
These experiences have helped him to learn, grow and evolve as an individual, gaining a deep perspective on relationships. He imbibes these qualities in Alia and learns from his mistakes. As a father he’s extremely strict, never letting her take the easy route.
For instance, before filming the famous ‘Radha’ song from the movie ‘Student of the Year’, Alia started having panic attacks. He said, go and stand in front of the mirror, let out all your anxiety, and face them. The attitude of facing your anxieties head on is the reason she is the Alia Bhatt.
Bhatt is constantly giving her sage advice about life, and she gets her maturity from him.
One of the unique qualities of Alia is that she is one of the most ambitious actresses working right now. In 2020 when the pandemic hit, all the films got shut down, and the media dragged her name through the mud.
Alia Bhatt has a fighter spirit, and she continues to make considerable strides in her career. She is also growing as an entrepreneur and breaking the glass ceiling in the man's world.
Many in the media like to portray her as an arrogant star kid who doesn't care about the people around her. The truth couldn't be more opposite. Alia has used her privilege to help raise awareness for various causes.
‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ is a show that used to come on the Zee network. In one of the episodes, Mahesh Bhatt went on the front and brought Alia with her. Even back then, she was interested in being an actress, and looking back at the episode; it's genuinely an Aww-worthy moment.
In the past, actresses have often just become a part of the fashion quota of a movie. They are either just the romantic leads and don't have much input into the film's success. Alia Bhatt has managed to break through this barrier for actresses by doing diverse roles. Her movies constantly advocate for reform, and Alia is the most prominent new-age actor that Bollywood has ever seen.
She has barely scratched the surface of her talent.