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Alia Bhatt turns ballerina

entertainment Updated: Jul 02, 2013 17:30 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
Alia Bhatt


Alia Bhatt has been a busy bee lately. The actor, who recently wrapped up Imtiaz Ali's Highway is now occupied with shooting of 2 States, with co-star Arjun Kapoor. But now, we've been informed that something else is keeping her busy too.

A source close to Alia reveals, “Alia is learning ballet these days. She has always been intrigued with the dance form and now that she has some time in hand, she has been regularly attending classes for a few weeks now.”

The insider adds that there’s also another reason why the 20-year-old has turned to dancing, “Alia was a chubby kid. Before she started work on Student Of The Year (2012), she lost oodles of weight. In fact, that was the only thing director Karan Johar had asked her to do. She maintained her weight since then with a good diet and regular workout sessions. However, she’s prone to putting on weight and dance is a great form of workout too."

The source adds that since Alia had put on a few kilos lately, pursuing dance seemed to be a wise idea to lose the extra bulk. “Ballet is helping her keep her weight consistent. Besides, she also considers it a stress buster of sorts.”