What has Alia Bhatt not managed to do at 26? From bagging a project opposite Shah Rukh Khan at a very early stage in her career to starring in versatile roles, she has proved her mettle as an actor. However, her fans love her for way more than just her acting. Her soulful voice, love for pets, chemistry with leading men and ability to maintain relationships are some of the things that make her the star that she is today. And to top all of that, her sizzling chemistry with beau and actor Ranbir Kapoor! Ticking all the boxes, here is a list of 11 reasons Alia is loved across the globe.
Her straight-forward nature
Alia is not one to beat around the bush. When she feels a certain way, she says it whether anyone likes it or not. While there are many instances to prove this, the most recent one was when the starlet had no qualms in admitting that she does not like to say ‘I love you’ to her fans. She is, however, extremely practical. Alia believes that the best way to give back to her followers is by giving them great performances in her films that makes going to cinemas a worthwhile experience.
Her versatile roles
While she may exude major girl-next-door vibes, Alia is one of the very few Bollywood actresses who have bagged diverse characters in a short span of time. Having stepped into showbiz with the 2012 film Student of the Year, she has proved her acting prowess since. Be it the typical desi girl in Raazi to a trouble drug addicted teen in Udta Punjab, she has proven her mettle as an actor even at 26.
Her melodious voice
Well, she is not only a great actor but a singer too. No, we are not talking gibberish! Not many know that Alia’s hidden talent is her beautiful voice. She treated her fans to a handful of soulful numbers when she crooned the song Sooha Saaha for Highway, the unplugged version of Samjhawan for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and a cover for Ikk Kudi in Udta Punjab. All-rounder, need we say!
Her ability to go from cute to sexy
Ever seen anyone who can go from cute to sexy within minutes? Known as the Bollywood ‘cutie’, Alia surprises the world with her sexy looks from time to time. She has managed to make her mark with her sartorial choices. Be it whimsical western outfits or graceful saris, Alia is a real style icon!
Her ‘young achiever’ label
Seven years is not a long time to be in Indian cinema. However, Alia has already become a bankable actor in the Indian film industry. As someone who chose to not rely on her home production to build a career at a young age, Alia is a self-made artist even though she was born with a silver spoon (case in point: Her father and ace director Mahesh Bhatt). While she made her foray into Bollywood alongside stars like Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra, Alia has left them far behind when it comes to her power packed film performances.
Her chemistry with leading men
Be it Shah Rukh Khan in Dear Zindagi, Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy, Vicky Kaushal in Raazi or Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab, Alia is a force to be reckoned with. She has managed to create magic with every man she has starred opposite and continues to do so. Her crackling chemistry with each of her co-stars is probably the reason she has bagged projects alongside several male actors already!
Her love for pets
She’s apparently not only good to human beings but animals too! Alia’s love for pets, especially cats knows no boundaries. She gifted herself a white kitten on her 24th birthday and he is known as Edward Bhatt. It cannot get cuter than this! Alia has also taken to several social media platforms to fight against animal cruelty with stars such as Anushka Sharma.
Her killer no-makeup look
With glowing skin and a fresh face, Alia manages to look fresh even with a no makeup look. Ever noticed that she doesn’t wear too much foundation or concealer even at award ceremonies and media events? We love how natural she is wherever she goes and whatever she is up to. Her dimples are a real keeper though!
Her witty sense of humour
She loves it when jokes are cracked about her and does not hold it against anyone. In fact, she has been the butt of all jokes on her Koffee with Karan appearances but has always taken them in her stride.
Her respect for elders
Be it Karan Johar or Shah Rukh, you will never see Alia crossing the line with her elders. And that’s why they love her so much too! KJo surely has a soft spot for Alia and considers her to be a sister to his son, Yash. How adorable is that? Well, she has made a place for herself in his heart and we don’t blame him!
Her relationship game is strong
Ask Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif, they both were not able to control Ranbir Kapoor’s bad boy behaviour. But when it comes to Alia, she clearly knows how to tackle him and that is how they’ve lasted so long. This does not mean that the Tamasha star is not good to her but we feel she definitely brings out the best in him as he does in her. Be it friends or her love life, she does not only know how to get into relationships but maintains them too!