Alia Bhatt must taste failure, says father Mahesh Bhatt

Bollywood Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is proud of his daughter Alia Bhatt‘s work. He confessed that she is more successful than he would have ever imagined her to be at this age. But the concerned father also feels that she should taste failure too, to evolve. Bhatt, who is at present all geared up for his upcoming TV show ‘Naamkarann’ of which he is the creative writer, says his daughter staggered him with her performance in ‘Udta Punjab’.

Alia Bhatt, who debuted in Bollywood with Karan Johar‘s ‘Student Of The Year’, has gone on to earn rave reviews for her performance in movies such as ‘Highway’, ‘2 States’, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, ‘Kapoor and Sons’, ‘Udta Punjab’. Almost all her films went on to become major hits at the box office barring ‘Shaandaar‘ that was the only blooper in her career till date.

Mahesh Bhatt said, “It’s good. She (Alia) should taste failure. She is just a human being like everybody else. She has evolved from a reasonably good talented beginner to an extraordinary actor in ‘Udta Punjab’. She has nailed it in that film. I wonder where this emotional intelligence is coming from. Alia staggered me in ‘Udta Punjab’.”

On being asked if he will support Alia if she decides to explore new options in the west as other leading ladies of Bollywood are doing, the 67-year-old filmmaker said, “She is an adult who is far more successful than I would have ever imagined her to be at this age. She is the master of her own life, she is the captain of her ship. She can do whatever what she chooses to do, I will walk with her, help and applaud her.”

On career front, Alia will next be seen in Gauri Shinde’s film ‘Dear Zindagi’ co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ co-starring Varun Dhawan.

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