The actress says films are a part of her life, but not her whole life even hits in a span of a few years is a testimony of her passion towards acting, but Alia Bhatt says her life does not revolve around the fate of a film. Alia says with age she has realised it is important to be detached from both success and failure and give priority to relationships in her life.
“I’m very passionate about acting, filmmaking and this whole world. But it is still a part of my life, it is not my life. I have realised this now that at the end of the day my family, my relationships and my loved ones are my priority. You realise all this with age.
I still give my 100 per cent to each and every film I do, but I think it is not wrong to say that the people in my life, the memories and the moments I have with them are my priority,” Alia said. The Raazi star adds she enjoys working in movies, but she does not let it overshadow her personal life. “I don’t like being too attached to my journey. Be it success or failure… I don’t let it overpower me. I shuffle between detaching and attaching.
I’m just happy as long as I am working and I want to continue working. But still it is necessary to not take things too much on heart.” Alia says performing in front of the camera satisfies her creative appetite and box office numbers do not bother her.
“Nobody wants to fail. But what is important for me is to feel satisfied with the process of filmmaking and then leaving the decision to the world. Then you just have to live with it, deal with it and learn from it.” From playing a child sexual abuse victim in Highway to essaying the role of a spy in Raazi, Alia’s choices have surprised both audiences and critics.
She, however, says her aim is to not “shock” the viewers but challenge herself instead. “Surprising people with my choices is being manipulative. I just believe in challenging myself. The reasoning will be wrong if I am trying to bring a shock value with my choices. The reason for me to choose a film is the story,” she says.