She blushed furiously when quizzed by Rajat Sharma about her frequent public appearances with Ranbir. However, all she would say is, “I don't like to talk about my personal life in public. If there are rumours about me, then I shouldn't get affected by them. If there is some truth in these speculations, then obviously they shouldn't bother me. Neither I want to accept them, nor will I deny.”
The 25-year-old Alia also added, “However, if the reports are not true in any sense, obviously I'll come out in public to clarify myself. But I will never accept rumours about my relationship status in public.”
Quizzed directly about her association with the Kapoor lad, who is her co-star in Brahmastra, she quipped, “Like I said, I won't deny or accept anything.”
Alia was more forthcoming about Ranbir as a co-star. She pointed out, “He is a very talented actor. After working with him, I'm getting to know him better. He is the most zen-like human being I've ever met in my life. He is so calm and relaxed on the sets as well as outside the sets.”
Discussing her experience of working with Ranveer Singh in Zoya Akhtar's upcoming Gully Boy, she said, “Ranveer has energy of a mad guy. He's so diligent towards his work. After watching Padmaavat, I started seeing him in a very different light.”
She also spoke candidly about handling her first failure – Shaandaar – the only flop from among the 10 films she has worked in. This 2015 release featuring Shahid Kapoor failed to win favour with either critics or audiences. “Including Raazi, I have done total 10 films. All of them were good except for Shaandaar, which wasn't received well by the audience. I was completely heartbroken after its failure. But my father told me to get back even stronger. Then I recollected myself and came back with films like Kapoor & Sons, Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi.”
This girl is a winner alright – and that is the ‘Shaandaar’ truth!