Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are all set to star together in Karan Johar’s next directed by Alia Bhatt. The film in question as Ayan Mukerji calls it, “a magical romantic fairy tale set in contemporary times”. The film will be shot as a trilogy and also stars Amitabh Bachchan. This will be the first time the young superstars will be seen together. But turns out they almost came together for a film around a decade ago. Yes this was the time when Ranbir Kapoor was 20 years old and Alia around 12, and the movie in question was a remake of yesteryear hit, Balika Vadhu.
Ranbir revealed about it in an interview to Hindustan Times, when asked about working with Alia Bhatt, he said, “Actually not many people know this but Alia and I had done a photo shoot together for Sanjay Leela Bhansali when I was 20 years old and she was about 12 or even younger; I don’t know exactly how old she was. Sanjay sir wanted to make his version of Balika Badhu with us so hamne ek full photo shoot kiya tha (we had done a complete photo shoot), so I am connected to her since then. She is a fine actor, very unassuming about her success and talent. Plus, she is very evolved, cool and chilled out, so I am looking forward to the film
When asked about an interesting collaboration with Alia, he said, “I think I can create a distinct creative partnership with Alia. I hope our energies come together because the whole film depends a lot on our relationship. And as actors, we both have an opportunity, and I hope we can make the best use of it. I don’t think I could have asked for a better film to work in with her.”