Alia Bhatt on unusual pairing with shah rukh khan : Ever since Karan Johar announced his next production starring Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead and helmed by Gauri Shinde, the audience has expressed its surprise and annoyance over the social media.
While many are in awe of the fresh pair, there are many who are disappointed over the announcement and think Alia is too young to be paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan. The audience hasn’t given a thumbs up to this pairing.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, when Alia was asked about its unusual casting she opened up and said, “I am aware. Even when the announcement was made, many people were like, “What the hell?” or “How is this possible?” or “This is damn weird.” But I don’t want to say anything. I am going to stay quiet. I will let the trailers and the film do the talking. Sometimes, the story should be given more regard. So, let’s wait for that. I won’t say too much right now.”
When she was further probed how excited she is to share screen space with SRK, Alia exclaimed, “I am obviously very excited. It’s a big deal. It’s like a dream come true. I am also happy because I am very fond of Gauri Shinde. I loved her first film (English Vinglish; 2012). Of course I am huge SRK fan. I have watched all his films. I am like a crazy fan. As a youngster, I watched Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) so many times. Every Sunday, either of the two films or even Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) play on TV, and I watch them again and again. Also, my dad (film-maker Mahesh Bhatt) has worked with Shah Rukh, so I know the kind of actor he is. I am aware of his dedication. I know how hard-working he is. He is very charismatic.”
Well, though the pairing is unusual, in Gauri and Karan, we trust!