Alia Bhatt wishes to romance NTR Jr.
After the super success of ‘2 States’, Alia Bhatt is now busy promoting her next release, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.’ Her co-star in this film is Varun Dhawan, along with whom she made her film debut in ‘Student Of The Year’. Recently Alia and Varun went to Hyderabad to promote their film. There she was asked by a reporter whether there is any hero in Tollywood (Telugu film industry) who she would like to work with. Alia Bhatt was prompt in her reply and said the name of NTR Jr. She said that one of her close friends who live in the city often suggests her to date NTR. Alia said, “Since he is married, I won't do that, but I would love to do a film with him and Puri Jagannadh (director).”
Varun too seems ready to work in films made in the South. He said, “I’m open to doing films in the Southern industry. I have had talks with Surender Reddy and I’m a big fan of his. But it’s too soon to say anything.” NTR Jr. whose full name, is Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, is one of the hottest stars in Telugu cinema and also enjoys good popularity in states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He is the grandson of the original NTR who was not only an iconic Telugu actor but also three times Chief Minister of Andhra Prasesh. In recent years, several Bollywood heroines have worked with the top stars from the South. Both Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha have worked with Tamil icon Rajinikanth in Tamil films. Rani Mukerji acted with noted Malayalam star Prithviraj in the Bollywood film ‘Aiyaa’. Sonam Kapoor teamed up with southern star Dhanush in the hit film ‘Ranjhanaa’.
Interestingly, Alia played a girl from South India in ‘2 States’ and her performance was praised by fans and critics alike. For her next role though she is completely transforming herself. While describing her character in the film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, Alia said, “She’s almost like Sunny Deol from Gaddar. She is one of those fiery Punjabis with a very strong personality. Kavya is a very moody girl who is breaking things, screaming and saying things like ‘Panga Mat Lena’ (Don’t mess with me).” Alia was asked about who she would pick from her three hot young co-stars, Varun, Arjun Kapoor and Siddharth Malhotra. She replied, “I can’t compare them. Varun and Siddharth are like my hands so I can’t choose between them. Arjun is like my finger or palm maybe.”