It is very rare for two actresses in Bollywood, even from diverse generations, to praise one another openly. But Alia Bhatt has been an unabashed fan of Kareena Kapoor Khan ever since she came into the film industry as a leading lady.
In fact Alia’s character in her debut film Student Of The Year was styled exactly like Kareena in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Earlier this week at a public event, Kareena singled out Alia as the most talented actress of her(Alia’s) generation. Which is really not an exaggeration since Alia is way ahead of her contemporaries.
When I asked Alia for her reaction she seemed to be in a swoon. “What can I say? I am humbled by her generous praise. She is my all-time favourite. Coming from her the praise means the world to me.”
Alia who has grown from strength to strength will be seen sharing screen space for the first time with her idol Kareena in Karan Johar’s Takht. Interestingly Alia may soon be Kareena’s sister-in-law, if the marriage to Kareena’s cousin Ranbir Kapoor really happens.
In an industry riddled with catfights, Kareena and Alia have never hidden their fondness for one another. In the past when she was younger (and less wise), Kareena openly skirmished with Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra.