EXCLUSIVE: Alia Bhatt reveals why she failed to bag Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black: It was a rubbish audition

Actress Alia Bhatt is garnering much love for her upcoming release Gangubai Kathiawadi. This is her first collaboration with legendary filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But not many know that the Raazi star had auditioned to play the role of a young Rani Mukerji in the award-winning film Black. She even revealed that it was one of her worst auditions.

Bollywood Bubble host Nayandeep Rakshit caught up with Alia Bhatt during the promotions of Gangubai Kathiawadi. In course of the interview, she opened up on her first picture with Ranbir Kapoor for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Balika Badhu. She also opened up on her first audition for Black where she failed miserably.

Alia Bhatt said, “I went to audition for that part at a very young age. My mom, kind of kept me away from the film world when I was young. Though there were a lot of offers that came to me to be a child actor after Sangharsh, which I did just for fun because everybody was like I look like Preity Zinta because I have a dimple. She was very clear because she knew I wanted to be an actor, there was this kind of opportunity that came to me to go for an audition for Sir’s film Black for this part. I think somewhere she felt that this could be a good opportunity and that is something I should do. So we went, and I walked in and I was like Oh My God! First of all, I didn’t know where we were as she had not told me where we were going.  I walked in and did some rubbish audition I was very bad at my first audition which is possibly why I did not get the part.”


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But Sir saw something in me which he still today says, “I saw you walking in with your curly curly hair and I could tell looking in your eyes that ‘she is going to be a Heroine.

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Gangubai Kathiawadi is set to release on February 25. It had its first screening at the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Special Gala section.

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