Bollywood’s reigning Khans are in their late 40s and 21-year-old Alia Bhatt feels she needs to appear more mature to look convincing with the superstars.
Alia Bhatt poses with elan in a dress by Manish Malhotra at the India Couture Week 2014 in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)
When asked if she thinks she is too young to be paired with the Khans, Alia says: “Right now I definitely am (young) because I look small not age-wise, age is just a number, but face-wise. I am just maturing right now — from Student Of The Year till now, you can see a difference,” adding, “So, when I become bit more mature-looking, then it can work. Having said that, I have done a film with Randeep Hooda, in which I looked too young without makeup, which didn’t look bad at all.Also read: Alia is too young for Ranbir Kapoor, says Imtiaz Ali
"So if there is a scope or a character and a role like that, then it will work”. The actor, who has worked with new entrants like Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, is yet to team up with the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan
and Aamir Khan.
Alia’s good fortune in filmdom started with her debut vehicle and she says that success and accolades bring a lot of pressure. “Yes, I am constantly under pressure because hits become a burden on your shoulders, so do the flops. So with every film, no matter how bad or good, there would be pressure.”