Both professionally and personally , Alia Bhatt is in a very happy space this year. While her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor shows every sign of fructifying into permanency, on the professional front, Alia scored a very big triumph with Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi, which was her second film with a female director after Gauri Shinde’s Love Zindagi.B
“My third actually,” Alia corrects me. “As a child I had worked with Tanuja Chandra. I played the young version of Preity Zinta in Tanuja’s Sungharsh. But why are we differentiating men directors from women? The gender doesn’t matter. It’s the work that counts.”
Point taken. And work-wise Alia is in the best space possible. Though one wonders if she is not giving too much time to Ayan Mukerjee’s super-hero film Bramhastra . Apparently almost the entire 2019 will go into shooting and releasing Bhamhastra. This sounds like a very scrambled career plan, although it does give Alia a chance to spend optimum time with her Significant Other Ranbir Kapoor.
If this is true then it is indeed an alarming development, and one that could have serious repercussions on her career, if Katrina Kaif’s career gaffe is anything to go by.
Says a source close to the development, “Alia wants to spend as much time as possible with Ranbir, at her career’s cost or not…we don’t know. Katrina made the mistake of putting aside her career to be the fully committed girlfriend to Ranbir Kapoor. She is still paying the price for her misplaced priorities. We hope Alia doesn’t make the same mistake.”