Karan Johar auditioned 400 girls before casting Alia Bhatt in Student Of The Year: Just when you thought star kids had it easy. Alia Bhatt had to battle it out amongst 400 other aspiring actresses to land the lead in SOTY.
Alia’s Mommy’s Girl All The Way: Alia is closer to her mother, Soni Razdan, than her father. In fact, she warmed up to daddy dearest only after she started her Bollywood journey.
Alia Loves Her Best Friends To Bits. In Fact Her Instagram Account Seems Like An Ode To Her Friends. She might be a superstar but she ensures she maintains her off-screen friendships.
Alia is a painter: She doesn’t just sing like a dream, she is also great at creating charcoal paintings.
Alia is a dab hand at handball: Just when you wrote her off for being a girly girl! Alia Bhatt studied at Jamnabai Narsee School and was involved in extracurricular activities like dancing and was quite proficient in handball.
Her Bollywood Debut Wasn’t Student Of The Year: Alia Bhatt made her Bollywood debut in 1999, when she was just 6 years old, in ‘Sangharsh’. She played the younger version of Preity Zinta’s character.
She Has An Incredibly Interesting Background: Alia and her siblings have been brought up as atheists. She comes from a mixed lineage of Kashmiri, German and Gujarati cultures.
Her Family Isn’t Too Shabby: Alia Bhatt’s family has extremely popular names from the Indian film industry. In fact, Emraan Hashmi and Mohit Suri happen to be her first cousins.