So now we know who the super-hero is in Brahmastra. It was reported yesterday, that Alia Bhatt has injured herself while shooting for Ayan Mukerjee’s super-hero film in Bulgaria. However, considering how dedicated the actress is, she has refused to take a leave of absence.
The show, as they say, must go on. And if it’s Alia the show doesn’t just go on, but it hurls forward. In spite of her injury Alia insists on continuing her shooting in Bulgaria. Says Alia’s mother actress-filmmaker Soni Razdan, “She has injured her shoulder in an action sequence in Bulgaria. Alia being Alia is taking it 'on the chin' or 'on the shoulder' as it were in this case. The early reports suggest some ligament damage and a haematoma, so she has to rest the shoulder now for some time and not do any more action. Apart from this she is her usual smiling self.” The injury also means no more action sequences for Alia for at least two years. Father-figure mentor Karan Johar was toying with the idea of doing an action film on the lines of a character based on Lara Croft with Alia. This would have to now wait. Even though Alia seems gung-ho about action. But there is another genre she is longing to explore. “Doing action is fun as long as I don’t get hurt. But what I really want to do is comedy, a full-on slapstick situational comedy film.”
Her next release Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi is anything but comic. Looks like the laughs will have to wait.