Ever since Priyanka Chopra and to a lesser extent, Deepika Padukone looked towards Hollywood, there are reports of other actresses wanting to try the same. One of them is Alia Bhatt. A section of the press said that Alia, who has a had spectacular few years at the box office, was looking westwards. Not true. Alia Bhatt is not even looking towards the West for career expansion. She has too much on her own plate in Bollywood to even considering moving elsewhere.
Currently, Alia is finishing Ayan Mukherjee’s Brahmastra, which she says requires more working dates than any of her films so far. Alia’s filmmaker father Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 – the sequel to the late ‘90s blockbuster film starring Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt – is also in the process of completion. And then there is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi where she supposedly plays a gangster. The film was announced after Inshaallah, which initially starred her with Salman Khan got shelved. She also has her first Tollywood film with Rajamouli coming up.
“Once she is done with these three assignments Alia would be taking a break to get married to Ranbir Kapoor. They’re both working their way through assignments as fast as they can to mutually arrive at the wedding break,” says a source. As for Hollywood, Alia says, “I’ve no plans to do international projects. I am happy doing the work that I get here. I don’t have time to even think of working abroad.”
Of late, the speculations around Alia Bhatt’s wedding to boyfriend Ranbir has abounded. Some time back, a fake wedding card also did the rounds of the net. But sources close to the family say that there are no plans of a marriage immediately though it will definitely happen in the future. Both of Ranbir’s parents, Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor, apparently dote on Alia.
On the work front, 2019 was a mixed year for Alia. While Gully Boy was a big hit, her next release Kalank was a critical and commercial failure.