Published On : Mon, Jul 21st, 2014

Alia’s ‘Shandaar’ revelation…I was in love with Shahid at the age of 11


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Nagpur Today

Alia Bhatt, will now be seen pairing with Shahid Kapoor in the upcoming movie Shandaar which Vikas Bahl will be directing. By signing this movie Alia has another thing to share – she revealed that she was in love in Shahid Kapoor when she was just 11.

“I’m a huge Shahid Kapoor fan. I must have been 11 years old when I went to see Shahid in Ishq Vishk at Gaiety Galaxy (in Mumbai). I’ve been a fan since then. He is a fabulous actor and from what I hear, a very supportive co-star,” Alia said.

When we asked her if Shahid was a generation removed from most of the co-stars Alia had worked with so far, she corrected that by saying, “You forget I’ve done Highway with Randeep Hooda. But yes, that apart, I’ve so far worked with actors my own age. So there was a natural comfort level with them.

“But it’s not like Shahid is any different from Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor or Sidharth Malhotra. He is a very chilled-out guy. He has been around for so many years. I am sure he’s a thorough professional. And I am really looking forward to working with him.”
The actress, who was recently seen in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, admits there is plenty on the plate. But she isn’t allowed to speak about them all yet. She is, however, excited about Shaandar.

Shaandar is to be shot in an undisclosed part of England later this year. Bahl’s last film, the much-lauded Queen had been shot in Paris, one of Alia’s favourite cities where she got a chance to holiday recently.