Alia braved extreme cold for the bikini shot in ‘Shaandaar’


Actress Alia Bhatt looks hot and glamorous in Vikas Bahl’s ‘Shaandaar’, especially in a brief scene where she appears in a bright pink swim-wear revealed in the trailer of the film which was launched on August 11.

The ‘2 States’ actress was seen confident and comfortable walking on a beach flaunting her fab body in a pink bikini in a less-than-five second scene. This is the second time she had donned a bikini for a film.

Alia who was earlier seen in a yellow two-piece in her debut film ‘Student of the Year’, said she had to work very hard to get that body.

“I worked very hard for a bikini body. I and Shahid used to train together in the gym. I also followed a strict diet to get a bikini body. Also, my bikini shot was not supposed to be an elaborate one. It was initially just supposed to be me in the bikini. But since I worked so hard, Vikas said, ‘Shot le lete hai accha wala.’ (let’s take a good shot.) I am happy that you liked it,” said a beaming Alia Bhatt.

Alia had to brave extreme cold while shooting in the bikini. “It was the coldest day when we were shooting that scene. Shahid also had to run into the water. So, when the camera started rolling, they would remove their clothes for precisely 10 seconds and run into the water,” director Vikas said.

‘Shaandaar’ stars Alia and Shahid in the lead while Shahid’s father Pankaj Kapur, Sanjay Kapoor and Sushma Seth are also cast in the film.

Produced by Karan Johar, the film is set to release on October 22.