The countdown has begun. 48 more hours to go (as I write this)! One of my most awaited films of 2016 (because Sidharth Malhotra) is finally set to hit the screens this Friday. The trio – Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan – were in town (Le Meridian, Delhi) yesterday to promote the family drama.
The 5-film old Alia Bhatt who turned 23 yesterday, has been on a roller-coaster ride in her short career of 4 years. Her glamorous début Student of the Year (2012) may not have done much for her but her second film Highway roaringly marked her arrival as an actress. She followed it up Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya (2014) and 2 States (2014), both of which further fortified her position in the industry. She was last seen in the tepid and her most forgettable film so far Shaandaar (2015). Alia seemed all set and nervous for this one. “A little bit of nervousness should be there, that’s how you go a long way.”
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The young actress had recently spoken up about her desire to go the West. But there’s still time before she takes that leap. Alia Bhatt also cleared up rumours of working in the Aashiqui series opposite Hrithik Roshan, under father Mahesh Bhatt’s production. “I really wish I was doing a Hollywood film but I am not. There’s no Aashiqui happening for me either.”
The Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan, who amassed much popularity from his TV shows Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Humsafar, made a promising début with Khoobsurat in 2014. Reports were abuzz recently about the star having rejected pk (2014) to work in Kapoor and Sons. He clarified that he was actually never offered any role in the film. “It was misunderstood by the people. Truth is I was never offered pk.”
Sidharth Malhotra needs this film to work for him more than anyone else. Despite my louuv for him (and I hate to say this!), the only feather in his hat so far is Hasee Toh Phasee (2014). Talking of Kapoor and Sons, Sidharth said, “This is not a love triangle. It’s the story of a family. We’re all playing a very small part in this ensemble. I am sure the audience will connect with it.”
I really hope he gives a career-turning performance in this one. Crossing fingers!
Check out exclusive pictures of Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan from the event: