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Newcomer Alia Bhatt drops out of college to pursue acting; says she will pursue an acting course whenever she gets time

chandigarh Updated: Sep 13, 2012 11:37 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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She is still a teenager, but Alia Bhatt (right) has made up her mind about her career. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s 19-year-old daughter, who is making her acting debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year (SOTY) soon, says she would rather focus on learning acting and filmmaking than studying for a degree.

“Actually, it was always decided that I would finish my 12th and go on to study drama. But SOTY happened. So at the moment, it looks like I’m not going to study further. I will work if I get some good offers,” she says.

“If I get the time, I would love to do an acting course. (Regular) studies aren’t for me. I’m always reading and learning anyway,” says Alia, adding, “I can’t study physics and chemistry. These subjects are not my cup of tea.”

So, is her father okay with her decision to drop out? “When I got SOTY, I was about to get into further studies. But he said to me, ‘Leave it, why do you need it? You aren’t going to become a professor, you are becoming an actor and you already know what to do.’ That’s how my family is. They have never pushed me to study,” she says. “My father was a terrible student in college, but now he gives lectures in colleges. It’s all about how well read you are,” she adds.

Ivy league

Kareena Kapoor:
Studied commerce at Mithibai College. Later, she did a three-month course at Harvard University

tusshar kapoor: He got his Bachelors in Business Administration from University of Michigan

ameesha patel: She studied economics at Tufts University, Boston

Soha Ali Khan: She did her bachelors from Oxford; did Masters from London School of Economics.

First Published: Sep 13, 2012 11:35 IST