From Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan to finally Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, filmmaker Karan Johar’s Shuddhihas been in news for its casting tweaks but that does not worry the Highway actress.
Alia, 22, said she will approach Shuddhi, which was announced in early 2014, like any other project.
The film, to be produced by KJo’s Dharma Productions and directed by Karan Malhotra, originally had Kareena Kapoor Khan and Hrithik Roshan as the lead pair.
But the film was delayed due to Hrithik’s health issues leading to his exit following which Kareena also walked out. Later, Salman was roped in but his leading lady was undecided. After some time, Salman also opted out.
“I feel pressure before every film whether it’s big or small. I don’t feel like I should take anything for granted. There is pressure but it is good pressure. I am not feeling bogged down. I am excited about the film and I want to put up a great show,” said Alia.
This is the third time she will be teaming up with Varun after Student Of The Year and Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya.
“I hope we live up to that expectation and entertain our audience.”
This is the fourth film that KJo is producing a film starring Alia after Student Of The Year, 2 States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dhulania. They will work together again in Kapoor and Sons co-starring Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan.
“Karan is like a father to me. That is the relation I have with him. Whether we are working on a film together or any other project it is so much fun. We are comfortable with each other and the chemistry is right,” Alia said.
All of Alia’s films till date have been hits and she is glad with the success each of her projects.
“I am not sitting, taking a backseat and thinking I have achieved something. I don’t feel I have achieved anything. I feel I have a long, long way to go. I have just started. More than being content I am excited, energetic and nervous to do more good films,” Alia said.
As there are a lot of newcomers and even established actresses around, Alia thinks competition is important.