Alia Bhatt: Not too attached to the idea of being successful – Alia Bhatt tells us why success isn’t the driving force behind her choices…
Alia Bhatt (Vogue India)
Alia Bhatt is in a unique position. She is possibly the most bankable actress of her generation, in terms of talent as well as star power. Every actor and every filmmaker wants to work with her. She has managed to build an enviable filmography in her five-year career and she continues to make interesting film choices.
She has overtaken all her contemporaries — Shraddha Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and others — by miles. Tell her that and she hesitates, “I don’t look at it that way. I don’t want to see things where I look at other people and think ‘Isko yeh mil raha hai, mujhe kyun nahi mil raha’. That’s a very one track mindset. Because nothing is permanent, things change every day. Today it’s me, tomorrow, it might be someone else.”
As an actor, Alia admits that while many veer towards films, gauging whether it would be successful or not, she takes a different route. “I’m not too attached to the idea of myself being successful. That’s not the reason I’m doing films. I am doing films just to satisfy my desire to be an actor and play different characters. Of course, I want the films to be good because I don’t want to cheat the audience. And because of that, my films become successful. So success is not the driving force, but it’s the byproduct of the passion and determination I have towards my movies.”
She further adds, “I decided to become an actor at the age of four. A four-year-old has no clue about success. I set my heart on it and I’m still the same four-year old inside. I’m just an older person now. But the heart inside me is the same. Which is why I will never be attached to this image of mine, I will rather be forever passionate and grateful.”