'I want to be directed by my father'

'I want to be directed by my father'

Film-maker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan’s youngest-born Alia Bhatt has gone from being the baby of the family to the babe of Bollywood in no time at all. The 20-year-old now has an impossible dream. “I want to be directed by my father (Mahesh Bhatt). But I don’t think he will ever direct again,” said Alia.

Bhatt, the director of Arth, Saaransh and Zakhm among others, quit direction post Kartoos and Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan in the year 1999.

Now, he focuses on production part of his banner Vishesh Films, which he co-owns with his brother Mukesh Bhatt. “But yes, I want to work for my home company (Vishesh Films).

I am not intimidated by my father. I am only intimidated by his intelligence. He may be a lot older than me. But at heart, he is as young as I am. At home, he is more energetic than all of us,” said Alia.

She debuted in 2012 with ‘Student of the Year’, and this year, she did not have any release. Talking about her 2013 experience, she said, “It has been a pretty tumultuous year for me. Yes, it was a decisive year. It was a year that I would remember mainly for shooting ‘Highway’. Sometimes I forget I am just one film old. I am working on three projects. I have three films with Dharma Productions. It all seems unreal.”

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