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B’day Special: Career defining performances by Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt, B'day

Let’s take a look at some of the films by Alia Bhatt who impressed everyone with her acting prowess.

One of the most notable contemporary actresses from the Indian cinema, Alia Bhatt is celebrating her birthday today. She was merely 19 years old when she began her journey into Bollywood through the Dharma film ‘Student of The Year’ directed by Karan Johar. As her career began, people took her for any other star kid. However, Alia proved everyone wrong a multiple number of times through some really strong performances in her films.

On the occasion of her special day, let’s take a look at some of the films by Alia Bhatt who impressed everyone with her acting prowess.

Here we go:

1. Veera – Highway (2014)

There were different shades to the lead character, Veera played by Alia Bhatt in this Imtiaz Ali directorial. From being innocent to hauntingly emotional, the actress didn’t miss a spot in this film about a very disturbing yet important issue. Fans were absolutely astonished and overwhelmed by emotions through her role.

2. Mary Jane – Udta Punjab (2016)

The film explored the dark side of Punjab with the heavy topic of drug abuse. Alia looked almost unrecognizable in this role where she played a field worker. In the struggle to escape the harsh reality, she meets such consequences that send a chill down your spine. She remains a fighter nevertheless and overcomes the situation she’s in.

3. Sehmat Khan – Raazi (2018)

This film directed by Meghna Gulzar is based on a book that is inspired by true events. Only after seeing Raazi did the watchers realise Alia has come a long way from ‘Student of the Year’ days. There are very few people who could have absolutely nailed the role of a female spy who is Indian and married into a family of Pakistani military officials for relaying information to her country. Alia Bhatt pulled off her character Sehmat as such like it was just made for her!

4. Gangubai – Gangubai Kathiawadi (2021)

The film will be coming out this year and has been directed by the cinematic mastermind, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Getting to play a lead role which such a prestigious filmmaker is a milestone in itself. The teaser for the same received a while ago and got mixed reviews from the people. However, we have all the faith in Alia that she will prove everyone wrong once again!

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