"She has evolved from a reasonably good talented beginner to an extraordinary actor in Udta Punjab. She has nailed it in that film. I wonder where this emotional intelligence is coming from," said Mahesh Bhatt
"I think various things like insecurities of feeling the pressure to perform with each film, the pressure for the film to perform well at the box office, which makes you little wary of the position that you are in, the questions that are always thrown at you that you might not have the answer to, but you are expected to have," said Alia Bhatt
"It was hectic. Also, it was a physically demanding film. I had to push myself despite the injuries I had. I trained for hockey before starting the film. One would need to have a lot of years of practice to pull that off convincingly," said Alia
Shahid was last seen in Vikas Bahl's Shaandaar, co-starring Alia Bhatt. Rangoon, meanwhile, also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut. The film is set against the backdrop of the World War II. Shahid will also feature in Udta Punjab, co-starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt
"Two years down the line, Alia has an amazing repertoire of films. I however apologise for Shaandaar. Besides that, she has had some amazing films like 2 States, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya and Kapoor And Sons. Alia is Dharma Production's proud girl and always the flagship girl of the company"
"Working with Dharma Productions is like coming home. Karan (Johar) is a very liberal father. He is like my father and he gives me a lot of space. When I worked with Sidharth earlier, we were newcomers, so we were very nervous. This time we had a great time as I had a certain bond with him," said Alia
It was star studded sangeet for designer Masaba Gupta. Shahid, being the entertainer that he is, set the party mood and had everyone groove to his tunes. He danced with Alia and Masaba on Sari Ke Fall Sa from R...Rajkumar. Shahid's wife Mira Rajput also shook a leg with her husband
When asked to comment on the cold response that Shaandaar has generated, Alia said: "Of course, there is disappointment. It's a first for me. I'll take this in my stride and move on." But, Alia has a lot to look forward to. She has some big films like Udta Punjab, Kapoor And Sons and Shuddhi in her kitty
Director Vikas Bahl's Shaandaar, which opened in theatres on Dussehra (October 22) managed to collect a mere Rs 33 crores in the first four days. The only silver lining here is that the first day collection was the biggest opening day for a Shahid Kapoor-film
With day two collections amounting to a mere Rs 7 crores, it looks like Vikas Bahl, who directed the hugely successful Queen in 2014, has lost his Midas touch. Queen starring Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon, opened to excellent reviews and continued to rule the theatres three weeks in a row
The film has made Rs 11 crores, making it Shahid Kapoor's biggest opening day film. With a destination wedding as the backdrop, the plot revolves around the the brewing romance between a wedding organiser Jagjinder Joginder (Shahid Kapoor) and the bride's sister Alia (Alia Bhatt).
"What I really liked about the concept is that Vikas came to me with only five lines. He said that it's a love story of two insomniacs, there is a destination wedding, there are some four characters that seem completely crazy to me," said Alia Bhatt