Press Trust of India
October 17, 2012 15:37 IST
Alia Bhatt says that having a cinema background helps initially but says ultimately it all comes down to talent
Mahesh Bhatt's 19-year-old daughter Alia Bhatt, who is making her debut with Karan
Johar's Student of the Year, says she will prove that her
director's confidence in newcomers was right.
The young actress has been promoting the film with two
other newcomers Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan, son of
director David Dhawan. Alia says she is determined to prove
her acting capabilities with this film.
"He (Johar) has worked with the best in the industry
while neither of us had ever faced the camera before. I have
to ensure that he is not let down. There is a pressure of
different kind. We all want to make the audience happy as once
they accept you, all noises die down," she said.
Alia says Karan, who is working with the newcomers for
the first time, was patient with them.
"I was very nervous working with Karan. I couldn't ever
imagine that he would be so patient with us. He has worked
with the best people and we used to give so many takes. He
understood that we were newcomers and had to be guided."
The actress admits that having a cinema background helps
initially but says ultimately it all comes down to talent.
"Yes, being from a film family helps because you get a
good platform and recognition. However, many people don't
understand that at the end of the day, I am an individual
performing in front of the camera and Bhatt lineage doesn't
make any difference whatsoever," she said.
Alia says her director father is very excited about her
"He is the most excited of the lot. He has been sharing
feedback with me on a constant basis. Whenever he likes
something, he tells me," she said.
Student of the Year releases all over this Friday.