Alia Bhatt made her debut in 2012 and since then there has been no stopping to this star who has been emerging as a youth icon. She turns 25 today and on this day we decided to take a look at what makes Alia gain popularity that very few heroines enjoy. In the Bollywood world, it is all about heroes! But Alia Bhatt is one of the few actresses who not only has a strong standing at the box office but also manages to woo her fans with her fashion and style.
On the occasion of her birthday, here are five distinct factors about Alia Bhatt that makes her different from the Gen Y crop of actors
Her choice of commercial and offbeat cinema
Her first film Student Of The Year featured her as a quintessential glam girl! But it was a no-brainer. Pun intended. She was considered to be one of those glamorous star kids who would disappear with time! But her rivals probably underestimated the brand that Alia is. She marveled us with back to back amazing roles. From Highway to 2 States to Udta Punjab, her film genres fluctuated but her career graph only moved in one direction – upwards. She balanced her commercial and unconventional roles with aplomb leaving her rivals fuming and developing an unmatched fan base. None of her competitors can compete with the fact that Alia Bhatt showcased her talent in movies irrespective of directors and actors! And that my friend, is no simple feat to achieve at the young age of 25.
Her ability to act as a crowd puller even when she rides solo
Well talent doesn’t see gender! In a world ruled by heroes, Alia Bhatt decided to risk her career with a film like Highway. It solely concentrated on a story revolving around her with Randeep Hooda only adding finishing touches to the plot. Yet, she left the audiences dumbstruck. And all of it, only in her second film! Imtiaz Ali may have taken a huge risk by letting a newcomer do a role that requires emotional strength yet a kind of fragility and innocence related to that tender age! And Alia Bhatt proved yet again that she can rule the box office regardless of male leads. In Udta Punjab she outshined her seniors and now she is gearing up for yet another film with a stronger female character in Raazi. She plays the protagonist of a Kashmiri spy and we can’t wait to see set the big screen ablaze with yet another power packed role!
Her experiments with casual and glamorous fashion
Have you seen her in denims? Have you seen her in glam gowns? Have you seen her in hot pants? Yes. You would have seen Alia Bhatt in every fashion that a girl can relate to. What more? She can pull it off like a boss! Whether it is casuals or red carpet gowns, whether it is high street fashion or ethnic wear, whether it is bohemian or girl-next-door, Alia can win hearts in all! Moreover, when we see her making public appearances [except in red carpets] she wears styles that every girl can resonate with! She is unafraid to go experimental and can effortlessly move from being casual to dramatic. This unabashed and effortless sense of fashion is what sets her a league apart from many of her contemporaries.
Her ability to laugh at her weaknesses
We don’t need a bigger example for this than Genius Of The Year. Alia Bhatt became a victim of trolls and memes when she made her debut on Koffee With Karan. A mispronounced name led to major furor on social media where people commented on Alia’s intelligence calling her dumb. But our actress did not fire the media or respond back rudely. In fact, resonating with the humorous tone of the memes, the actress joined hands with the internet sensation AIB Roast and created a video which had her making a joke of her own intelligence. Do we need to say anything more?
Her series of philanthropy work at a young age
From PETA to holding special screenings of films including Hollywood for underprivileged children, Alia Bhatt is quite active on the philanthropy circuit. The actress has time and again supported many initiatives and she even owns a few pets. With all the campaigns and social causes she is associated with, there is no doubt that she is emerging as an icon for millennials and setting perfect women goals!