No role is easy: ‘Raazi’ star Alia Bhatt reveals draining parts take toll on her – In her short career of five years so far, actress Alia Bhatt has made a mark. She has come a long way, since her debut film Student Of The Year (2012).
Alia is learning gimmicks, improving each day, and hence undoubtedly so, has become the popular choice of all the filmmakers. She has managed to give some powerful, jaw-dropping performances in a variety of films.
Films like 2 States, Highway, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi, and now Raazi, have all been so diverse and the young actress has aced all the roles, giving mind-boggling performances in each of them.
But don’t such emotionally-draining roles ever take a toll, especially since she is just 25?
“I am sure they have an emotional impact in some way or the other. That’s why it is very important for actors to detach,” she said, as reported by Hindustan Times.
Alia Bhatt’s latest film Raazi crossed Rs 120 crore mark at the box office recently.
When asked what her idea of moving away from such characters is, the gorgeous actress said, “Like any other actor, for me too, that downtime– which is usually between me reaching home, going to sleep and then getting back to work the next day is very important. What I do during my downtime– for an hour or so– disconnects me (from that film world). Otherwise, you end up living only that character. And it is difficult because (during the shoots) even when you break for lunch and go to the (vanity) van, you’re still thinking about a particular scene and what is happening (with your character).”
However, not always is the ‘downtime’ a good idea.
The Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania actor, as quoted by Hindustan Times said that “at times being ‘into a character’ is a part of the job”.
“Sometimes, being in a character is a nice escape and sometimes, you have to live with it for some time at least. The same thing happened with me vis-à-vis Raazi because we shot it in one go and I didn’t have any downtime. So, at the end of the day when I would go to sleep, I was just too tired,” said Alia while recalling her emotional breakdown during Raazi’s shoot.
“I remember once I was sitting with Meghna (Gulzar) and was generally talking about the character. We were not even shooting but I got very emotional and was like, ‘why does Sehmat have to go through all of that? This is so sad.’ It’s weird, and not normal. How can that happen to anybody? So, obviously, your reel characters do leave a bit of residue in your real life,” she added.
But Alia acknowledges that there are “phases when you go through such things.” She also admits that such things do take a toll on you, but you have to deal with it.
“I dealt with the same things vis-à-vis Raazi as well, but I went through the process in a very calm and positive manner. I didn’t become negative or sad in any way; I was just tired,” said the actor.
But from the looks of it, it seems that the process of working for a film such as Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (BKD) must be easier.
But Alia is quick to deny that. “BKD (Badrinath Ki Dulhania) was a little layered and difficult. It had a different kind of difficulty. That kind of masala cinema is also not easy,” she said.
Alia Bhatt is currently busy shooting for Abhishek Varman’s Kalank.