In a recent interview to Hindustan Times, Alia Bhatt spoke at length about dealing with Shaandaar‘s failure at the box-office (she also spoke about Sidharth Malhotra, you can read that here.) When asked if she regrets doing the movie, she said –
I will never regret doing that film. But honestly, for the first few days, I wasn’t good at all. I was feeling extremely low. But now, I am fine and happy that it happened. Now, I know how it feels to have a film not do well. I have got a lot of love and support, especially from my fans. At that time, it was important for me to take a break to understand things. It’s important to take some time off for yourself. Otherwise, you keep pretending, “Oh, I don’t feel bad”, but it’s a fact that it’s not the best feeling in the world.”
She went on to say how supportive her family was –
I can’t explain how supportive my father was. Since it (failure) happened to me for the first time, I needed to understand and process it. So, I took a holiday when I had three days off, and went to Oman all by myself. For the first time ever, I went on a holiday alone, and it was great. My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes. In fact, he sent me a quote by Frank Sinatra, that says, ‘The best revenge is massive success’. Dad got the quote framed and hung it on the wall behind my bed.
When asked whey she’s not very active on social media anymore, Alia said that she was getting addicted!
It’s (social networking) crazy. It has reached another level. I need to get off it every now and then. I don’t want to be constantly on it, checking and posting stuff. Initially, it was exciting, but then, I found myself logging on to Twitter or Instagram even when I didn’t need to. It becomes like an addiction.
She has a sorted head on her shoulders, this one!