She is at the top of her game, and has delivered back-to-back hits in the short time she has been working in Bollywood, but Alia Bhatt says what she’s looking for is “constant growth”. As the Badrinath Ki Dulhania actor turns a year older today (March 15), HT catches up her to talk about her plans for the day, maturity, growing older and her love life.
What’s the plan for your birthday?
It’s going to be my first birthday in my new house, so that’s going to be a first. Honestly, other than that, what makes my birthday special is my family and friends. It’s an excuse to get together and celebrate. It’s not like I hate my birthdays, but I don’t really get into or understand big celebrations. I am turning 24, and am entering the mid-20s zone. So that’s interesting.
You seem very excited to be in your mid-20s…
Yes, I am. I am not one of those people who are conscious about age. Some people don’t want to ‘turn’ old, but I want to turn a couple of years older — not just one year — so that people don’t call me a ‘kid’ (smiles). It’s sweet and I don’t mind [being called] that, but turning older will take me away a little bit from that (laughs). Anyway, age is just a number. But maybe I am saying that because I am young (smiles).