Heart of Stone star Alia Bhatt on her international career: It’s not just ticking Hollywood off my list

It truly was 2022 for Alia Bhatt, both personally and professionally! On her personal life, actress Ranbir Kapoor, 29, wed in April and the Bollywood couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl, earlier this month. On the work front, Alia has starred in both blockbuster and critically acclaimed films; Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR, Darlings and Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva. In addition, Bhatt also filmed Heart of Stone for her much-anticipated Hollywood debut…

Alia Bhatt on her way to Hollywood

In a candid interview with Marie Claire, Alia Bhatt shared her candid thoughts on her Hollywood debut with Heart of Stone and how it’s about constantly challenging yourself rather than just making an international film: “I try to cover as many arenas as I can possible to explore possible. It’s not about crossing Hollywood off my list. It’s not about making some old Hollywood movie or making some content that comes from somewhere. The idea is to constantly challenge myself and put myself in spaces that are challenging and roles that are uncomfortable.”

Explaining her stance further, Bhatt went on to explain, “I think working in a new industry always does. I would also shoot my first Japanese film tomorrow if I could speak the language. I’m not bored and I’m not stagnant.”

Considering her amazing Bollywood career, we know that Alia Bhatt will enchant us with her international projects too!

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Heart of Stone: Everything to know

Heart of Stone, which marks Alia Bhatt’s Hollywood debut, also stars Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. Alia plays the character of Keya Dhawan, Rachel Stone’s (Gal Gadot) partner, while Jamie portrays Parker. Directed by Tom Harper, the spy action thriller is slated for release in 2023. Heart of Stone’s official synopsis reads, “Rachel Stone is a CIA agent, the only woman standing between her powerful, global, peacekeeping organization and the loss of her most valuable – and most dangerous – asset.” At TUDUM, there was an exciting first A look at Heart of Stone with a fantastic look at Alia reveals what promises to be an action-packed adventure.

In 2023, Alia Bhatt will also reunite with her Gully Boy co-star and Tutu co-star Ranveer Singh in Karan Johar’s comeback directed by Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The long-awaited romance film, which also stars Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi, was originally slated for a February 10 release. However, the new release date for Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is April 28th.

At the moment, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are both taking a break from acting and are fully focused on parenting. The couple welcomed their baby girl on November 6 and issued a joint statement, which was shared on Alia’s Instagram page: “And the best news of our lives: – Our baby is here… and what a magical girl she is are officially full of love – blessed and obsessed parents! .”

Alia Bhatt shares wise advice with young ladies

During her interview with Marie Claire, Alia Bhatt also offered some sage advice for young women. According to Alia, you have to be “healthy on the inside” rather than obsessing over your superficial looks. Bhatt believes, “It’s not about every little patch of skin on your body. You can’t crush it and think: That’s a problem. That’s a problem.” Alia spoke about herself, admitting that she has and has had her period. Additionally, the Udta Punjab star reflected that torturing yourself first is like inviting every other person’s negative thoughts to your body. Instead, if you’re “armed with confidence” yourself and have “a certain level of appreciation for your looks and your personality, then nothing on earth will bother you…especially in the world of Instagram and TikTok and all those filters.”

“Feel good inside. Stay active, eat good food. Eat crap too, if you want. Because if you want to do that on a certain day, then please do it. You have life so just enjoy it as much as you can,” concluded Alia Bhatt and we couldn’t agree more with the gorgeous actress!


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