Alia Bhatt has opted to hone her creativity in an entirely new direction during the nationwide lockdown, in the wake of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. She has taken to an online creative writing course. She revealed this in a recent interview with an eminent journalist. In fact, Karan Johar who had joined Alia during the interview on a Skype call asked her when he can see the script that she writing. He also said that she is popularly called ‘Paul The Octopus’ as she has a great sense of which films will turn out to be a hit and which one will bite the dust.
On Monday, the Bollywood heartthrob took to Instagram and posted a picture in which she is seen penning notes. The book The Craft of Plot with Brando Skyhorse is open on her laptop. "Stay home and learn something new," Alia captioned the image.
In the interview, Alia said that apart from joining creative writing online classes, she is also dedicating time to reading, and trying to stay busy mentally. It was her father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who encouraged her to try creative writing. During the interview, it was also revealed that Zoya Akhtar credits Alia for having a very good ‘nose’ for scripts. Apparently, during the interview, Alia was asked who is actually reading the script she is writing. To this the actress quipped, “There are some special people” alluding to beau Ranbir Kapoor.
On the film front, Alia has plenty of projects in her kitty. She leads the cast of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi. The actress pairs with rumoured boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in Ayana Mukerji's Brahmastra, a superhero film that is the first of a three-film series co-starring Amitabh Bachchan. In Sadak 2 she is being directed for the first time by her father Mahesh Bhatt, who returns to film direction after around two decades. The film reunites the Sadak pair of Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt and also stars Aditya Roy Kapoor.
(Source: IANS/Rajeev Masand)