Actress Alia Bhatt who made her debut with Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’ is very close to the filmmaker. But did you know that KJo once tried to ‘sabotage’ Alia’s casting in the film Kapoor & Sons? Karan always expresses his praise for Alia who has proven her versatility as an actor by taking up challenging roles. But he did not wanted her to do Kapoor & Sons.
Speaking during an ‘Inside the writers’ room’ session on the Clubhouse app, Karan confessed that he had a one-on-one session with Alia to convince her not to do Kapoor & Sons.
“I tried to sabotage her casting because I had a one-on-one with Alia and I said, ‘Listen, you don’t have to do every Dharma film. You don’t like it you don’t do it because the part is really nothing. She was like, ‘Yeah, I know but I love Shakun Bhatra, I’ll just hear it for him, he’s a good friend.’ I said, ‘Yeah, yeah, but don’t do it. It’s fine because it’s called Kapoor & Sons and you’re not a Kapoor in the film.”KJo confesses
However Alia went ahead with the script narration and returned to KJo with her decision to star in the movie. He continued, ‘She heard the script and she comes to my room and says, ‘I really want to do this film, I really love the script, I don’t care about my role.’ I thought more power to her that she actually didn’t see the footage, she didn’t the length of the role, she just saw the film and I wish all actors in our industry thought like that.’
Kapoor & Sons starred Alia Bhatt alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan. The film was directed by Shakun Batra, the movie also starred Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah. The film earned critical acclaim as well as audience’s love when it released in 2016.