‘Highway’ helped me to connect with myself, says Alia Bhatt


alia-bhatt-Mumbai, dec 25: From sleeping below the tree to sitting on the road and eating – Alia Bhatt did all for Imtiaz Ali’s “Highway” and says that the film helped her connect “with the person at intervals me”.

“It helped me to attach with the person at intervals me. My father forever aforesaid the day associate actor finds oneness with the person at intervals is that the day he or she becomes a real actor. i feel I found that person throughout ‘Highway’. i do not skills abundant it helped Pine Tree State to grow as associate actor, however the film got me understand|to understand|to grasp} things regarding myself that I did not know,” aforesaid Alia.

Having contend a trendy airhead in her debut film “Student Of The Year”, Alia has currently completed a punishing, gut-wrenching physically and emotionally exhausting film with Ali.

“It was terribly tough,” she aforesaid and added: “I realise other actors in all probability return to one thing like Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’ once perhaps six to seven films behind them.”

“When Imtiaz offered me the role, i used to be shocked. I’ve had no coaching in acting at all, which in a very means proved a bonus. Imtiaz was ready to mould my personality within the means he needed. thus an absence of coaching proved a bonus for the film,” she extra.

Alia roughed it out on the “Highway” project, movement on road, ingestion at roadsides, living a nomad’s existence throughout the film’s shooting.

She said: “I ne’er thought it’d be what it clothed  to be. ‘Highway’ has helped me to evolve as someone and an actor. It was…therapeutic! I felt thus connected with the environment. it had been each physically and emotionally difficult.

“The role created me push boundaries at intervals myself, that I did not apprehend existed. till you push yourself, you do not skills powerful you’re. By the top of the shooting, i used to be snug sitting on the road and ingestion, and sleeping below a tree. By the top of the film, I did not miss my snug bed reception.”

Alia has thus far led a reasonably sheltered life.

“I’d say the girl I contend in ‘Student Of The Year’ was closer home. ‘Highway’ took me to a different world. i have been to private school wherever we tend to did not lead protected  lives. and i have been for trekking with my mum. however nothing ready Pine Tree State for the life that I intimate with in ‘Highway’.”

No time for the 20-year-old, girl of producer Mahesh Bhatt and thespian Soni Razdan, to be together with her parents and friends.

“Yes, i assume my life has modified. i’m suddenly operating hard. To be honest, I missed spending time with my family. however currently once a year of shooting i’m attempting to once more pay as much time as attainable with my family. throughout the beginning of the year once ‘Student Of The Year’ was discharged, i could not have time of my very own. currently I make certain to require time without work,” she said.