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I’m going to take some time off and chill: Alia Bhatt

As the shoot of Alia Bhatt’s next film Dragon co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, has been pushed, she plans to work on things that are not related to films.

bollywood Updated: Dec 14, 2016 19:15 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Alia Bhatt,Sidharth Malhotra,Ranbir Kapoor
Alia Bhatt’s next film, Dragon, with Ranbir Kapoor, has been pushed to July/August next year.(HT Photo)

She is riding a wave of success after delivering back-to-back solid performances in Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan. But now, Alia Bhatt is “taking a break”.

Alia Bhatt’s next release will be Badrinath Ki Dulhania with Varun Dhawan. ( HT Photo )

“I haven’t signed anything new as of now. I am going to take some time off and chill. I will work on some ideas that are not film related. I have been planning to do that for a while, but haven’t had the time,” she says.

Ask Alia if she is hinting at a social cause and she says, “Yes, it’s got something to do with social work (pauses), but it doesn’t completely fall in that bracket. You will soon see what I am going to spend my time on,” says the 23-year-old actor adding that the shoot of her next film, Dragon (with Ranbir Kapoor) has been pushed to July-August.

Alia Bhatt’s performance in Dear Zindagi has got a lot of praise. ( HT Photo )

“In between, Ranbir will also be finishing Raju (Rajkumar Hirani; film-maker) sir’s film, which is a biopic on Sanjay Dutt. My film, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, will also release in between. However, I will have a break after a long time. Let’s see if something comes up. But as of now, there’s nothing,” she says.

Alia Bhatt’s other release this year, Udta Punjab, also received a lot of critical acclaim. ( HT Photo )

The Highway (2014) actor says adds that she doesn’t “mind taking some time off.” “I feel that thoda break lekar vaapas revive karna chahiye (you should take a break to revive). Also, I have been working constantly. Sometimes, you suddenly feel like, ‘what’s happening’. I am not taking a step back though. I am taking a break to figure everything else out. If something brilliant comes up, I will go for it immediately. There are a couple of things I am interested in, but it will take time to develop, so let’s see,” she says.

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Recently, reports suggested that Alia wants a TV show on the lines of Kim Kardashian West’s show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and wishes to name it “Keeping Up With The Bhatts”. “Someone asked me about it and I said it will be great to have a show like Keeping Up with The Bhatts, because the Bhatts are crazy. I don’t want to make it. But if someone wants to…I will make a lot of money on it (laughs),” she says.

Alia Bhatt will reportedly be seen with Sidharth Malhotra in Aashiqui 3. ( HT Photo )

Talks have been rife for a while that Alia will be seen opposite Sidharth Malhotra (above) in the third instalment of the Aashiqui franchise, which will be produced under her family banner. “They, including Shaheen (Bhatt; sister), are working on the script. They were also focusing on their other projects. I’ve been busy too. So, I haven’t had the time to ask them what’s happening on that front. I don’t usually get into such things. I’m waiting for them to complete the script, and then we’ll see. It’s a great project though. Let’s hope it happens,” says Alia, who started off her career with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year (2012).

First Published: Dec 08, 2016 18:04 IST