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'Highway' helped me to connect with myself, says Alia Bhatt!

Thursday May 15, 2014

'Highway' helped me to connect with myself, says Alia Bhatt!

'Highway' helped me to connect with myself, says Alia Bhatt!     
       


From sleeping under the tree to sitting on the road and eating - Alia Bhatt did all for Imtiaz Ali's "Highway" and tells that the film helped her connect "with the person within me".

Alia Bhatt



"It helped me to connect with the person within me. My father always said the day an actor finds oneness with the person within is the day he or she becomes a true actor. I think I found that person during 'Highway'. I don't know how much it helped me to grow as an actor, but the film got me to know things about myself that I didn't know," told Alia.

Having played a fashionable airhead in her debut movie "Student Of The Year", Alia has now completed a gruelling, gut-wrenching physically and emotionally exhausting film with Ali.

"It was very difficult," she told and further added, "I realise other actors probably come to something like Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' after maybe six to seven films behind them."

"When Imtiaz offered me the role, I was surprised. I've had no training in acting at all, and that in a way proved an advantage. Imtiaz was able to mould my personality in the way he wanted. So a lack of training proved an advantage for the film," she further added.

Alia roughed it out on the "Highway" project, traveling on road, eating at roadsides, living a nomad's existence during the film's shooting.

She told, "I never thought it would be what it turned out to be. 'Highway' has helped me to evolve as a person and an actor. It was...therapeutic! I felt so connected with the surroundings. It was both physically and emotionally challenging.

"The role made me push boundaries within myself, which I didn't know existed. Until you push yourself, you don't know how tough you are. By the end of the shooting, I was comfortable sitting on the road and eating, and sleeping under a tree. By the end of the film, I didn't miss my comfortable bed at home."

Alia has so far led a pretty sheltered life.

"I'd say the girl I played in 'Student Of The Year' was closer home. 'Highway' took me to a different world. I've been to boarding school where we didn't lead sheltered lives. And I've been for trekking with my mom. But nothing prepared me for the life that I experienced in 'Highway'."

No time for the 20-year-old, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan, to be with her parents and friends.
"Yes, I guess my life has changed. I am suddenly working hard. To be honest, I missed spending time with my family. But now after a year of shooting I am trying to again spend as much time as possible with my family. During the beginning of the year after 'Student Of The Year' was released, I couldn't have time of my own. Now I make sure to take time off," she told.


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