Alia finds ‘Highway’ challenging

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who donned an ultra-glamorous avatar for her debut film “Student Of The Year” (SOTY) last year, has gone de-glam for her upcoming film “Highway”. She says the movie is a challenging opportunity.

Directed by Imtiaz Ali and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, “Highway” is the story of two completely different individuals who take a road trip in a truck.

“I wanted to do something challenging, something different and I got this chance to do it in my second film,” Alia told reporters here Friday at the launch of international apparel and accessories brand Forever 21.

“I am very grateful (to god) that I got this opportunity,” she added.

Alia plays a Kashmiri girl in the film. She has finished shooting it.

“The shooting (for ‘Highway’) has finished. The film has been wrapped and now post production (work) will start,” said Alia, who is paired opposite Randeep Hooda in the film.

“Highway” will release Dec 13.

Alia, daughter of veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, is now caught up with her next project “2 States”, which is now in its third schedule.

“I am now fully into ‘2 States’… shooting for it. Third schedule has started now,” said Alia.

“2 States” is about a Punjabi boy who falls in love with a Tamil girl, and the ensuing cultural clashes between them and their families.”

In the film, which is being directed Abhishek Varman, Alia is paired with Arjun Kapoor.

“I am very excited about it,” Alia said.

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