Alia Bhatt is one of the best actresses in Bollywood. Since her high profile debut with 2012’s Student Of The Year, the young actress has proven herself repeatedly by giving us some of the most memorable performances in recent history.
2018 – New Romance And Amazing Movies
Alia Bhatt has been all over the news this year. Her movie Raazi is one of the highest grossing movies of 2018 and her brand new relationship with Ranbir Kapoor is the talk of the town. Let’s have a look at how 2018 has been for the actress till now –
Alia began 2018 by prepping for Brahmastra in Israel along with Ranbir Kapoor and later she and her girlfriends went for a fun trip to Bali as one of the best friends was about to get married. Of course, Alia attended the wedding too, looking like dream come true. She also hung out with her ex-boyfriend (not Sidharth Malhotra) and bonded with Ranbir Kapoor’s sister Riddhima. A photo from the sets of Gully Boy leaked and the Internet couldn’t stop praising Ranveer and Alia’s look in the movie. Talking about praise even Katrina Kaif said that she’s proud of the work Alia is doing and Karan Johar said that he feels guilty for making her obsessed with weight loss.
We got the first look of Alia in Raazi on the first day of February. Alia also made news after featuring in an episode of BFFs with Vogue along with Katrina Kaif. Alia had some hilarious love advice for Katrina and overall it was one of the best episodes of the show. She then attended the birthday party of Karan Johar’s adorable twins – Yash and Roohi. Her Gully Boy co-star Ranveer Singh called her a mind-boggling actor and rumours of her dating Kavin Mittal, a billionaire businessman started doing the rounds.
Alia said she’d love to do a movie produced by Priyanka Chopra. She also shared two amazing stills from her movie Raazi on her 25th birthday. Rumours of her dating Ranbir Kapoor started gathering steam to which Alia refused to react.
In April we learned that Ranveer and Alia have adorable nicknames for each other and the trailer of Raazi was released. She spent the month primarily promoting Raazi and shooting for Gully Boy and it was announced that she will be starring in Kalank, Dharma Productions’ latest ensemble film where she will be working with Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha.
At the beginning of May, Alia hung out with Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar. Ranbir also came to the premiere of her movie Raazi, which opened to a lot of critical acclaim and box-office success. Alia also spoke about wanting to produce movies. On the personal front, Ranbir admitted to having a crush on her and then at the end of the month, revealed that he and Alia are indeed dating and that the relationship is brand new. That’s adorable!
In June, Amitabh Bachchan started prepping for Brahmastra along with Alia and Ranbir. Receipts of the beginning of Ranbir and Alia’s relationship started doing the rounds on the Internet, with Ranbir gushing over his girlfriend in interviews. Alia though seemed a little reserved when asked about their equation. Meanwhile, Ranbir’s ex-girlfriend and Alia’s (former) best friend Katrina Kaif posted a cryptic message on her Instagram. Interesting.
2017: Commerical Success And Big-Ticket Ventures
Alia Bhatt had a great 2017, as her personal life was constantly in the news, she gave a big box-office hit with Badrinath Ki Dulhania and won every major Indian award for her brilliant performance in Udta Punjab. Here’s a list of her highlights –
2017 began on a great note for Alia as she won the Filmfare award for Best Actress and her dad Mahesh Bhatt had the sweetest reaction to her win. At the awards she gave a glowing tribute to Kareena Kapoor and made an appearance with Sidharth Malhotra at a wedding. She also revealed her favourite sex position and returned to Koffee With Karan with Varun Dhawan. The teaser of Badrinath Ki Dulhania released this month.
Alia’s February was great as the trailer of her movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania released to a lot of appreciation. The trailer launch of the movie had its fair share of funny moments. Her rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra admitted that he’s in love and they partied all night together. The other big news in Alia’s professional life was that she signed Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy opposite Ranveer Singh. She also gave her two cents on nepotism after Kangana Ranaut’s explosive comments on the topic.
March is Alia’s birthday month and she celebrated it by gifting herself this adorable little fluffball and going on a fun holiday. Alia’s sister Shaheen Bhatt posted a very sweet birthday message for her. Her movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania did very well at the box office and the success party looked lit! Alia had a very chill response when some publicity hungry miscreants started sending death threats to her and her family. The actress celebrated holi with Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan and said that the nepotism debate needs to stop. Spoiler alert: it didn’t.
Alia became a part of the very prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list but she sadly lost out on the National Award for best actress despite giving a career-defining performance in Udta Punjab. On a lighter note, she and Ranbir apparently kept an interesting title for Kangana Ranaut. Ranbir also kept a cool nickname for Alia (in hindsight it seems like they were meant to be). At this point, rumours of Sidharth and Alia going through a rough patch started making the rounds, with reports that Alia removed Sidharth’s name from the guest list of a party. Her mother spoke about their relationship too. Alia, meanwhile partied with Karan Johar and Kareena Kapoor and said very sweet things about Shahid and Mira Kapoor’s relationship. She was also a part of our Bollywood adaptation of Big Little Lies, if one is ever made.
In May we found out that Alia Bhatt was once denied entry in a club for looking too young and that she absoultely adores Karan Johar’s twins. She partied with Karan Johar on his birthday where she made an entry with Sidharth Malhotra.
In June, the cast of Raazi of announced with Alia Bhatt playing the lead and Vicky Kaushal playing the role of her husband. Alia also said that she enjoys attending parties with Sidharth Malhotra and she attended Imtiaz Ali’s birthday party with Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.
On the news of her starring in a movie opposite Vicky Kaushal, Alia said that she doesn’t need superstars to lean on when it comes to making a good movie. She indulged in some fun Twitter PDA with Sidharth Malhotra and also visited his house before leaving for the IIFA awards. At IIFA she won the award for the Best Actress (again) and because of her coolness, Varun Dhawan said that he doesn’t want to talk about Alia Bhatt because she steals his thunder, on the other hand Alia and Katrina’s friendship became stronger as they gave each other fun nicknames.
In August Alia was spotted chilling with her girl gang. After her magnificent performance in Udta Punjab, Shahid Kapoor revealed that he waited for a year to get Alia on board with Udta Punjab. Alia addressed rumours that she’s not doing Aashiqui 3 and while her break up Sidharth was in the news, in an interview he chose her to be one he’d like to be deserted on an island with.
Mira Kapoor left an adorable comment on Alia’s childhood photo and Alia started shooting for Raazi, along with Vicky Kaushal. She also celebrated her best friend’s birthday and partied with her ex-boyfriend. There were reports that her relationship with Sidharth Malhotra was in trouble because of his rumoured closeness to Jacqueline Fernandez who apparently unfollowed Alia Bhatt on Instagram. Alia made an appearance at Ranbir Kapoor’s birthday party later in the month.
Alia hung out with Gauri Khan at the latter’s gorgeous store and attended a slew of Diwali parties with Sidharth. Alia was all praises for Deepika Padukone in Padmavati and very sweetly said that she can never look like the way she does. Deepika’s response was even sweeter! Awwww!
Alia started prepping for Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor and left a very sweet comment on Misha Kapoor’s photo. She also bonded big time with Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone at Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday party and was spotted wearing Sidharth Malhotra’s t-shirt the next day. They looked really cute together.
December was a chill month for Alia – she shared a cute throwback photo, partied with Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra and Karan Johar and the Ambanis and celebrated Christmas with Katrina Kaif.
2016: Career Defining Performances
Alia awed everyone with performance in Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi. Her relationship with Sidharth Malhotra was under immense media scrutiny but she kept her cool and continued to kick ass.
Alia started her year by taking a trip to New York, where she was spotted hanging out with designer Prabal Gurung and also her bae Sidharth Malhotra. Alia and Sid caught the paparazzi’s attention once again at the launch of Dabboo Ratnani‘s 2016 calendar as the former couldn’t stop hugging the latter. Like always, they looked adorable together. Alia also hobnobbed with Shraddha Kapoor at the event and the duo even posed together for the shutterbugs.
The actress performed at the Filmfare awards and weaved magic on stage. But more than her performance, the shoes that she stepped out wearing on the red carpet, caught our attention. Alia celebrated Sid’s birthday on the sets of Kapoor & Sons along with their co-star Fawad Khan. Someone posted an old picture of Rishi Kapoor on Twitter and called him the Alia Bhatt of 1970. Alia had a super fun response to that.
Alia continued to have a blast with her co-stars Sid and Fawad. She also celebrated her Valentine’s day with the former. The audience loved their chemistry in ‘Bolna‘ from Kapoor And Sons. From their cute Twitter conversation to their sizzling hot photoshoot – fans loved everything this duo did.
While Alia’s photoshoot with Fawad left us breathless, her cute moments with Sid made us go aww. While interacting with the media, she once spoke about dealing with failure after Shaandaar bombed at the box-office. During another interview, she also said some really nice things about her B-town BFF, Katrina Kaif. She even broke a big diet myth and spoke about her eating patterns when we caught up with her.
While the fans were excited to see her getting paired opposite these superstars on screen, they rooted for her romance with Sid off-screen. From saying that she can get lost in his eyes to calling him a lean, mean, sexy machine – Bhatt also gave everyone many reasons to believe that they were very much in love.
March marked the season of selfies for Alia.. From her best friend Akansha to her sisters Shaheen and Pooja, from her contemporaries Sonam Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra to her cute fluffy cat – she posted several adorable seflies with many.
April was an interesting month for Alia Bhatt as her first look in Udta Punjab was revealed (her then-boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra liked it too) She also had a fitting reply to those who thought her character in the film stereotyped Biharis. She also hung out and kissed Shah Rukh Khan, along with Parineeti Chopra, because she can. She also classily shut down a troll and revealed the strangest rumour she has heard about herself.
In May 2016, Alia and Varun started promoting their movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the second part of the successful ‘Dulhania’ franchise. She gave a funny reply when asked about an alleged fight she had with her then-boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra. Alia responded to Neetu Chandra’s open letter (where the actress accused Alia of stereotyping Biharis) and defended Tanmay Bhat when he was caught in that ridiculous Snapchat shitstorm.
Varun Dhawan tweeted about missing Alia while Alia was sad about missing a vacation with her sister Shaheen. But she was partying with friends later so that’s nice I guess. She also defended Sidharth’s date with a mystery lady and spoke about how break-ups have actually helped her. The most interesting revelation was that she finds Aryan Khan hot (he should totally make his Bollywood debut with her). Alia’s rendition of Ikk Kudi also released in June and it was fabulous! We were also blessed with photos of Kareena kissing Alia and Alia exercising with Deepika. She really is Miss Congeniality isn’t she? Photos of Alia vacationing with Sidharth in London started doing the rounds on social media and she also managed to catch a Coldplay concert in Berlin with Deepika! Such a fun month.
Interestingly, in July 2016, Alia and her current boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor were spotted together for the first time in London as they began their prep for Ayan Mukherjee’s fantasy movie. Alia also officially introduced Sidharth as her boyfriend. The first look of Dear Zindagi was out and she partied with her co-stars SRK and Ali Zafar. Alia and Parineeti had a fun Twitter conversation and she was spotted with Sidharth after a workout.
In August 2016, Alia was a part of the Dream Team tour along with a lot of young Bollywood people. She also spoke about India’s problem of slut-shaming and her equation with Sidharth Malhotra. The two were spotted getting cosy at a birthday party, and she posted a very sweet photo of with him from one of their shows. But she also bonded lots with her female companions at the tour – Katrina Kaif and Parineeti Chopra. In a fun interview Alia revealed that she wants to make babies with Sidharth and in a fun co-incidence Sidharth and Alia’s sister’s boyfriend Rohan Joshi starred in the same movie. Sidharth also said that his and Alia’s relationship is beyond friendship and Alia and Parineeti sang Kuch Kuch Hota Hai together (awwww).
Varun and Alia were shooting for Badrinath and their social media updates were hilarious. But the actress came under fire after an interview she gave. Her fans were mad that she didn’t identify as a feminist, but Alia clarified that on Twitter. She also chilled by the pool and made sexy faces when water was being poured on her (stars, they’re just like us). There were rumours that she and Sidharth were on a break, but there were also reports that he bought a house near her place. Her new house looked fantastic though. Alia also hung out with Shahid and Mira Kapoor’s daughter Misha!
Alia made #SidAlia shippers really happy by liking a photo of the actor on Instagram, she also said that she and Sidharth look hot together. But constant questioning about the actor started to annoy her. She was also shooting with Varun Dhawan and she celebrated Diwali with him. In between all of this, she moved into a gorgeous new house, celebrated her mom’s birthday, photobombed Shah Rukh Khan and spoke about a possessive ex-boyfriend.
Alia discussed her thoughts on love and relationships with Dear Zindagi director Gauri Shinde. She was spotted holding AbRam’s hand at the airport and had the sweetest conversation on Twitter with Sidharth Malhotra. They also chilled with each other’s families. She also gave Sidharth the title of the best kisser.
Alia spoke at length about her sister Shaheen Bhatt’s battle with depression. She also remained in touch with Dream Team co-members and partied with them. She then took a vacation in the Maldives with her family and sang a version of Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Li for Dear Zindagi. We also did a list on how she would be the perfect Geet if Jab We Met is ever remade. She was also spotted with Sidharth at the airport, giving rise to the rumours that they’re taking a trip together. Before that she threw a fun house party to show off her gorgeous new place. She also wished Kareena on the birth of her adorable baby Taimur.
2015: Dealing With Her First Flop
Endless photoshoots, awards and celebrations – Alia Bhatt had quite a fulfilling year in 2015. Amidst her erratic schedules, this li’l Miss Sunshine also managed to find time for her family every now and then. Though her film Shaandaar turned out to be a box-office disaster, Alia dealt with her first failure with a lot of strength and grace. Here are all the highlights of Bhatt’s 2015.
The year started on a high note for Alia Bhatt as she was at the receiving end of many awards. Filmfare rewarded her with the trophy for Best Actress (Critics) for her performance in Highway. Known for her casual and chic sartorial choices, the pretty actress also won the title of the Most Stylish Youth Icon at Star Guild Awards. She attended the do in a gorgeous blue number and made heads turn by showing off her sexy legs. The youngster looked equally pretty at the Life OK Screen Awards, where she was seen teaching some dance moves to none other than Shah Rukh Khan!
Talking about SRK, some BTS photos were released from the sets of Shaandaar and Alia’s chemistry with Shahid Kapoor totally reminded us of SRK and Kajol‘s magical jodi. While her on-screen camaraderie with Sasha was making waves, her off-screen romance with Sidharth Malhotra also caught everyone’s attention as they celebrated the latter’s birthday together in Goa. Also, Alia looked cute as ever while playing the bridesmaid to one of her close friends.
Alia sported a beautiful pink ballgown at the Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards and looked like a princess. She also posed with her favourite heroine Kareena Kapoor at the event. The actress was later seen hobnobbing with Anushka Sharma along with filmmakers, Farah Khan and Karan Johar while shooting for King Khan’s TV show – India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun.
On the personal front, Alia was often spotted hanging out with her boyfriend Sid. Once the paparazzi also caught them while stepping out of a theatre post a movie date. However, the actress snapped at a reporter when she was asked about their relationship.
Another journalist left her slightly miffed by mocking her intelligence and asking her if she knew what Holi was all about. Not the one to stay mum, she gave it back to him by asking him if he knew who the President of South Africa or China was. LOL. Apart from her sass, we also caught a glimpse of the interior of her vanity van and it was quite cool!
In other news, the actress and her buddy Akansha Ranjan continued to give us #BFFGoals.
Alia made it to the cover of Miss Vogue and also answered some hilarious questions thrown at her by the magazine. Needless to mention that she looked super gorgeous!
But she looked hotter than ever in a picture shared by popular make-up artist Mickey Contractor.
Meanwhile, a throwback video of her audition for Student Of The Year went viral on the internet. The photos of her cat and her workout videos also continued to grab everyone’s attention on social media. We also managed to catch up with the talented diva and got her to answer some fan questions from Twitter.
Alia made her Dubsmash debut by lip-syncing to an old funny ad with her bestie. She also found a new friend in her contemporary, Deepika Padukone and the two were seen bonding like there’s no tomorrow at a party.
After DP, Alia was seen chilling with the Kapoor sisters – Kareena and Karisma along with SRK and their photo together was fab! But the pictures of her family holiday at Taj Falaknuma Palace were even more sweeter.
While all of them had a great time during their vacation, it seems Aloo’s papa Mahesh Bhatt was pretty disappointed with her decision of moving out of the Bhatt mansion and shifting to a new home with her sister Shaheen Bhatt.
June 2015 also marked the beginning of the shoot of Kapoor & Sons. Alia headed to Coonoor for its first schedule with her co-star and bae Sid. And their picture left their fans going aww.
Alia, who never opened up about her equation with Sidharth in front of the media, spoke about her link-ups like never before. She even stated how she’s not like her dad in that regard and that she cannot make for good copies at the expense of her personal life.
Towards the end of the month, Alia headed to her favourite destination London for a break.
Alia was spotted by the paparazzi while exiting a restaurant after dining with Sid and his brother. But both of them made sure that they left separately from the venue. On the other hand, the actress was more than happy to be clicked with her Shaandaar co-star Shahid and the two totally proved they have great chemistry at the trailer launch!
Apart from their on-screen camaraderie, the Shaandaar trailer had another surprise for everyone – Alia’s super fit bikini body! She gave us major #BodyGoals by sharing how she achieved it.
An unseen photo of the actress posing with Shahid and his wife Mira Rajput at their wedding reception, went viral on social media.
A self-proclaimed Bebo fan, Alia went on a Kareena Kapoor Dubsmash spree and everyone loved the videos. Another thing that the audience totally digged was the first song from Shaandaar – Gulaabo. Amidst the movie promotions, Ms. Bhatt took some time off to celebrate her BFF’s birthday. She also spent a lot of time with her daddy dearest on his special day.
Meanwhile, her bikini sequence continued to be a topic point amongst the masses. Even her B-town bestie Katrina Kaif had some nice things to say about it. However, Shahid revealed that she wasn’t too comfortable when that scene was being shot. But no, it doesn’t have to do anything with her body.
Alia Bhatt in ShaandaarAfter all that hard work and weight loss, Alia was pretty happy with her stronger fitter self. And she took a much-deserved break from her hardcore workout and diet regimen. Her cheat day consisted of some greasy Chinese food and Coke. Yummy!
From the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa to viral ‘shopkeeper’ videos with internet sensation Gaurav Gera – Alia and Shahid made their presence felt everywhere. During one of the promotional events, the actress made a hilarious goof-up, which left everyone in splits. A guy was waving his piece of paper to get someone to collect it, and Alia noticed and said, “Woh aise hila raha hai wahan se.” A few people started to chuckle so Alia corrected herself saying, “Sorry, paper hila raha hai.”
But despite the extensive promotions, Shaandaar bombed at the box-office. However, the actress handled the failure of the film pretty well and even spoke about it to the media. She also spoke about wanting to have fat cute babies during an interview.
After taking a break from social media and vacationing at an undisclosed location, Ms. Bhatt was back with a bang as she made it to an epic cover of Vogue alongside other celebrated Bollywood heroines like Sridevi, Kajol, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
From crazy dancing with Shahid to Saree Ke Fall Sa at Masaba Gupta‘s wedding to attending a Diwali party with Sid – November was full of celebrations for Alia.
Alia’s sister Shaheen wrote a moving piece about her and that went viral in no time.
Another thing that went viral that month was a video of the actress giggling like a teenager with her contemporary Sonakshi Sinha at the Filmfare Style & Glamour Awards.
Lastly, Twitter lost its sh*t as the audience couldn’t wait to see Alia with Fawad Khan and Sidharth in Kapoor & Sons.