Alia says she always looks for a relatability factor in her films. “Unconventional can also be conventional and commercial if it connects with people. It is essential somewhere to maintain that balance. I was hoping this film (‘Raazi’) strikes a balance and I am happy it did. It also makes me believe in the choices that I make as an actor,” Alia said.
Citing the example of her last release, Alia says she worked like a crazy person and shot for 16 hours a day as they had to make it in a certain kind of budget.
“Now that the film is being appreciated it all feels worth it. But that doesn’t mean my struggles are over. It will continue as I will have to prove myself with every film. Alia’s latest film Raazi has earned approximately Rs 102 crore at the box office.
“As an actor you are never confident but you are always hopeful about it. I am grateful to the audience for the love. It gives me confidence to pick up more films like this in future,” she said about the film’s success.
In the Meghna Gulzar-directed film, Alia played the role of Sehmat Khan, an Indian spy, who marries a Pakistani Army officer, essayed by Vicky Kaushal during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. She has an interesting slate of films lined up including Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, Karan Johar’s home production Kalank and Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor.0 100 100 1