Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan provided a glitzy finale to the HT Kala Ghoda Arts Festival on Sunday.
While this was Alia’s first time at the festival, Varun said this was his fourth. “I enjoy the music and food each time I come here,” he said.
The actors thrilled the crowds that thronged the Asiatic Library steps by shaking a leg to songs from their upcoming movie, Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
As soon as they saw Alia and Varun onstage, a few children raced to the front. Both stars prompted the kids to dance by shouting words of encouragement.
Perhaps one of the most excited people in the audience was Saahil Shah, a nine-year-old resident of Malad. “I ran after Varun’s car to get a picture,” he said, panting.
I had told my parents that I didn’t want to accompany them to the festival. I didn’t know Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were going to be here. I am so happy I managed to a get a selfie with them,” he said.