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18 May 2018

Why Alia Bhatt is a role-model for New Age Cinema

Alia Bhatt: Personification of New Age Cinema

When Alia Bhatt entered the industry with Karan Johar's SOTY, she was written off as just another Bollywood star kid.

Later, she got caught up in the 'Koffee with Karan' debacle and became the poster-girl for all dumb jokes.

Little did anyone know that her talent in movies would make her the face of generational reform in cinema. She is the quintessential star of millennials.

In context

Alia Bhatt: Personification of New Age Cinema
Stellar performance in just her second film

Highway

Stellar performance in just her second film

Her role in her second movie was a stark contrast from her first movie where she played a glam doll.

In 'Highway', she essayed the role of a girl who develops Stockholm syndrome after being kidnapped. And, oh boy, what an outstanding performance she had managed to deliver.

Not many actresses of her age would have taken this step so early in their career.

Udta Punjab

When she inspired the whole generation

Do you remember that scene from Udta Punjab when Alia was fighting the urge to take a shot of drugs? Wasn't it inspiring and deeply saddening at the same time?

Alia Bhatt simply just continued to amaze us with her astounding performance as Mary Jane, a migrant from Bihar.

That movie didn't belong to all the stalwarts in the cast, but to Alia!

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This young star never fails to impress

Sheer Brilliance

This young star never fails to impress

Barely a few films old, Alia continued to keep us in awe of her striking performance in Dear Zindagi.

She did a movie which most actresses would have rejected and ended up giving us a performance where her character felt so relatable.

And of course, how can we forget some of her bankable performances in Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kapoor and Sons and 2 States.

Raazi

When she made everyone 'Raazi' with her acting skills

Now obviously, we are in no mood to forget her mind-boggling performance in her latest spy-thriller.

Not even for a second does she fails to impress us as Sehmat, a young girl spying for India by putting her life at stake.

She totally won our hearts in the song 'Dilbaro' where she accurately portrayed a bride's emotions when she leaves her parents behind.

The way she took jokes on herself

Not only has she proved her mettle in acting but has also emerged as a star in personal life. The way she dealt with her 'Koffee with Karan' disaster by coming forward with 'Alia Bhatt: Genius Of The Year' is certainly worth mentioning.

A critically and commercially successful actress

Success

A critically and commercially successful actress

In times, when successful movies are mostly male-dominated, Alia has stood apart and given us some, not just critical but also commercially acclaimed, movies.

Highway's collection of Rs. 30.61 crore, Udta Punjab's collection of Rs. 60.33 crore and Raazi's six-day total of Rs. 51.24 crore prove how bankable she is for her producers.

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