Alia’s first go-to person, her father in panicky situations


Actress Alia Bhatt says she runs to her father Mahesh Bhatt  whenever she is strangled in a panicky situation.

Asked to comment on her bonding with her father, the 22-year-old actress said: “He never makes me realise that ‘I know more than you’. He treats me like an equal and that’s the best way to have a father and daughter relationship. He is like a friend, he is level-headed and he knows how to tackle every situation.

“In a panic situation, the first person I call is my father.”

On the work front, Alia will next be seen on screen in “Kapoor & Sons”, a family film, directed by Shakun Batra starring Sidharth Malhotra, Pakistani actor singer and model Fawad Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat Kapoor, scheduled to be released on March 18th

She believes that people take their family for granted.

“We take our family for granted and don’t give them too much of time. I have not met my family for the longest time because of my hectic schedule. So, I feel this should not happen. This film is basically about a Kapoor family and I am not part of that family in this film.

“In fact, my screen space is not too much in this film, but the quality (of work) matters to me and not the quantity.”