Feb 152018
 

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor kicked off the shoot of Brahmastra in Sofia, Bulgaria, yesterday

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor kicked off the shoot of Brahmastra in Sofia, Bulgaria, yesterday. A chase sequence is being filmed.

Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor

Director Ayan Mukerji’s last-minute decision to shoot the scene on a busy thoroughfare meant producer Karan Johar had to procure additional permissions. The scene requires a three-kilometre stretch in a suburb to be cordoned off. The authorities also have to divert traffic to avoid jams.

The upcoming fantasy adventure trilogy titled “Brahmastra” is directed by Ayan Mukerji. It also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor. This will be the first time that Amitabh, Ranbir and Alia will be joining hands for a project. The trilogy’s first part will release on Independence Day, August 15, 2019.

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Feb 122018
 

After unveiling the first poster from Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s upcoming Zoya Akhtar film, ‘Gully Boy’, both the actors are bonding big time over fitness

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt strike a pose at the gym together. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/ranveersingh.

After unveiling the first poster from Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s upcoming Zoya Akhtar film, ‘Gully Boy‘, both the actors are bonding big time over fitness. Ranveer and Alia both took to their social media accounts to share a picture of the duo working out together. However, what is unusual is their mane. While, Ranveer, who has lifted dumbbells, has sported long hair with a headband, Alia was seen flaunting her pig-tails while striking a perfect yoga pose.

Ranveer shared the picture and termed Alia Bhatt as his gym partner. “Partner Goals #mondaymotivation @aliaa08 (sic).”

On the other hand, ‘Raazi’ actress captioned the picture as, “Yaaaaaas.. Monday motivation (sic).”

‘Gully Boy’ stars Ranveer Singh playing the rapper. Farhan Akhtar is penning dialogues for sister Zoya’s Gully Boy. This will be Ranveer’s second film with Zoya after Dil Dhadkne Do. The film is inspired by Mumbai rappers Naezy and Divine, who belonged to a Kurla slum before they shot to fame.

Earlier, Ranveer had even uploaded a video of himself rapping the title track of the film. However, he later deleted the video from his Instagram account. Ranveer has been prepping with Divine to learn the nuances of rapping. Divine earlier told mid-day that while work on the film had commenced during the filming of Padmavati, it has garnered pace only now. “Ranveer genuinely loves hip-hop [music]. Currently, we are listening to music and jamming together,” he says.

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Feb 112018
 

Topping list of fastest growing stars in Bollywood, Alia Bhatt credits her offbeat movie choices for audiences’ love; Taapsee Pannu comes second

Alia Bhatt

From selecting movies that steer clear of the run-of-the-mill to making their voice heard on social media, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma and Taapsee Pannu are writing their own rules in an industry that is believed to be a tough place, more so for women. Not surprising then that the trio emerged the ‘fastest growing female stars’ in an annual research conducted by Ormax, a company acknowledged as pioneers of film research in India. The study saw a star’s ascent being determined on the basis of three parameters – their films released last year, their upcoming slate of projects and their growth on social media.

Taapsee Pannu

Thrilled about topping the list, Bhatt says that her passion for films is what prompts her to explore complex characters on screen. “My characters are what I will leave behind in life. My goal is to make memorable movies and create unforgettable characters,” she says.

Anushka Sharma

Point out how her popularity on the Internet too plays a role in her bagging the top spot and she says that when it comes to her social media accounts, she is “just a regular girl having fun”. “I am more active on Instagram and it is filled with pictures of my cat. I give them [her followers] a glimpse of my life. But I also try to make sure that if I am saying things, it should serve some purpose. I want to have a distinct voice of my own.”

Pannu ranks second on the list courtesy a commercial success in Judwaa 2 last year. Her ‘call a spade a spade’ attitude too resonates with her fans. Stating that such acceptance from the audience gives a boost to an outsider like her, she says, “[It’s encouraging] for someone like me who did not know anyone in the film industry, had no multi-film deals with studios or any godfather to fall back on. Wherever I am today is because of my audience and that’s what pushes me to do better.”

Even before rumours of her liking for ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor manage to gather steam, it appears that Alia Bhatt has found love elsewhere.

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Feb 082018
 

Messaging platform founder Kavin Mittal seems to have caught Alia’s eye

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt

Even before rumours of her liking for ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor manage to gather steam, it appears that Alia Bhatt has found love elsewhere. Hike Messenger founder Kavin Mittal, son of billionaire entrepreneur Sunil Mittal, is speculated to have caught her attention. Mittal and Bhatt first met at the World Economic Forum held in October 2017.

Kavin Mittal
Kavin Mittal

The brightest minds in their respective businesses, the duo was summoned to address the crowd, and eventually grew a liking for one another. Sources close to the actor say Mittal is the first person she turns to for help. “They want to take time to let their friendship evolve. Given their commitments, they see little of each other. But it’s certainly a friendship that can go a long way.” The source adds that the duo hasn’t been spotted together since “they don’t want to make a public statement yet”.

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Jan 242018
 

Alia Bhatt was recently in Jodhpur to celebrate her friend Kripa Mehta’s grand wedding. The actress was accompanied by her bestie, Anushka Ranjan. Alia and Anushka played the perfect bridesmaid to the bride and were the life of the event

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt at her friend’s wedding. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/shnoy09

Alia Bhatt was recently in Jodhpur to celebrate her friend Kripa Mehta’s grand wedding. The actress was accompanied by her bestie, Anushka Ranjan. Alia and Anushka played the perfect bridesmaid to the bride and were the life of the event. For the sangeet ceremony, Bhatt dolled up in a peach lehenga and danced on Arjun Kapoor’s ‘Hawa Hawa’ from ‘Mubarakan’ and kept everyone entertained.

However according to a Mumbai Mirror report, what kept tongues wagging was Alia’s performance on alleged ex- Sidharth Malhotra’s song ‘Nachde Ne Saare’ from ‘Baar Baar Dekho’. Later, she got emotional as the bride swayed on the song ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaage’. Next morning, they also watched polo match together before the grand marriage commenced in the evening.

Later, the report also stated that Alia and her girl gang welcomed the ‘baarat’ with the traditional aarti, and burst into tears as her friend readied to take the wedding vows.

Here are a few pictures from the wedding:

The 24-year-old actress had taken a break from Zoya Akhtar’s film ‘Gully Boy’ to be beside her friend on her D-Day. Alia, along with Anushka, landed in Mumbai on Tuesday. On the other hand, rumours about Alia and Ranbir’s proximity towards each other are making headlines. They both will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s next ‘Brahmastra’.

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Jan 162018
 

Alia Bhatt may be busy shooting for Gully Boy, but that she did not even make a late entry to Sidharth Malhotra’s birthday bash has not gone unnoticed

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt

On January 16, Sidharth Malhotra turned 33. The actor brought in his big day on Monday night, which was attended by mentor Karan Johar among others. Conspicuous by her absence was a certain Alia Bhatt. There has been a great deal of gossip about the Student Of The Year (2012) co-stars going their separate ways.

Karan Johar and Sidharth Malhotra
Karan Johar and Sidharth Malhotra

In the past, whenever there was buzz, the two would yet again make an appearance together signalling all is well. Alia may be busy shooting for Gully Boy, but that she did not even make a late entry has not gone unnoticed. We can safely assume that this time the cracks are too deep to be healed.

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Jan 022018
 

Alia Bhatt, who is busy filming for Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra and Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy, might delay Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2

Alia Bhatt has been roped in for the sequel of father Mahesh Bhatt’s 1991 directorial venture, Sadak. While the film was expected to hit screens in August, it looks unlikely, thanks to Alia’s packed schedule. The actor, who recently wrapped up Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi, reportedly left for Israel with Ranbir Kapoor and Ayan Mukerji, her Brahmastra co-star and director respectively.

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt

The superhero film will be shot in three parts. After wrapping up the project’s first schedule, Alia will start shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh. A source tells mid-day that Sadak 2, which pairs Alia with rumoured beau Sidharth Malhotra, has suffered because of her other projects. “Alia is juggling Brahmastra and Gully Boy. While the former releases in 2019, the latter is scheduled to hit screens later this year. Alia will also be busy promoting Raazi for a couple of months, as it releases in May. So, Sadak 2 has been postponed. It will roll by the end of 2018.”

Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt

The sequel will take off from Sadak lead actor, Sanjay Dutt’s character taking a leap of 26 years. When mid-day reached out to Alia, she refused to comment on the project. “Whenever I’ll work in my father’s production, the news will be out there for everyone to know. As of now, I can’t reveal anything.”

Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh
Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh

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Jan 022018
 

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have officially begun prepping up for their upcoming superhero movie Brahmastra

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have officially begun prepping up for their upcoming superhero movie Brahmastra. Filmmaker Karan Johar took to Twitter and shared the picture of Alia and Ranbir and director Ayan Mukerji.

 Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji and Alia Bhatt
Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji and Alia Bhatt

The picture was captioned, ‘The new year begins with the prep of #BRAHMASTRA….the countdown of the epic journey of our film begins! Filming commences in February 2018! Ayan Mukerji helms this magical trilogy! @SrBachchan #ranbir @aliaa08 and an exciting ensemble!’

The new year begins with the prep of #BRAHMASTRA….the countdown of the epic journey of our film begins! Filming commences in February 2018! Ayan Mukerji helms this magical trilogy! @SrBachchan#ranbir@aliaa08 and an exciting ensemble! pic.twitter.com/pXraaH1425

— Karan Johar (@karanjohar)
January 2, 2018

As per reports, the first installment of ‘Brahmastra’ will be shot in Israel. The filming of the movie will commence in February 2018. The movie is Mukerji’s third with Dharma Productions – after ‘Wake Up Sid,’ and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, both of which starred Ranbir Kapoor. The movie, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, all set to hit the theatres on August 15, 2019.

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Nov 132017
 

This time it is not a page out of Alia’s many crazy fan following moments. In fact, the Bhatt girl – who has emerged as one of the industry’s superstars in recent times, making audiences go- gaga with her au naturel yet striking self-confesses TO A BIG FAN. Though Alia has on many occasions been open and appreciated many of her co-actors, this time around she has taken a heart-warming route to put her feelings in ‘words’ which is sure to leave many misty-eyed.

Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor

Being inspired by a heartfelt letter she received from Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt decided to don the writer’s hat and penned a letter to another fellow actor. The lucky lady to receive this was none other than the vivacious Kareena Kapoor Khan. Going by her effortless authenticity in everything she does, the letter is intriguing as she makes refreshing notes she has to make the popular icon.

The letter reads:

Dear Kareena,
Apne career ke bulandi pe
Tumne chuna Chameli jaisa role
Par un galliyon mein jo waqt bitaya, kissi ne na jana
Tum ho mere liye ek inspiration
-Alia

Kareena Kapoor Khan expressed her gratitude and love after reading the letter saying “I love you Alia”

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Nov 082017
 

One superpower you wish you had
To make people I dislike disappear.

Tanuja Virwani
Tanuj Virwani

Your celebrity crush
Alia Bhatt

Your guilty pleasure movie that you won’t reveal?
Tashan [2008].

An object you will never share with anyone.
Toothbrush.

Your last nightmare.
Being eaten alive by a group of pygmies.

One bitchy comment you made about a co-actor.
That he had fewer expressions than a door knob.

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