Proud dad Mahesh Bhatt gives life lessons to Alia on her Filmfare win


Proud dad Mahesh Bhatt congratulated his “little big girl” Alia Bhatt for her big win at the 62nd Filmfare Awards. Alia bagged the Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Udta Punjab’ at a gala event held on Saturday night.

The veteran filmmaker, who missed the ceremony, congratulated his daughter on Sunday morning on Twitter by sharing a life lesson. The ‘Saaransh’ director posted a picture of Alia with the black lady on Twitter and wrote, “Once u become fearless life becomes limitless. Congratulations to u my little big girl!!!” Later on, he also shared another picture of Alia sleeping with the trophy and being capture in a mobile-phone camera with the tweet, “The morning after!”

Apparently, the picture was taken by Alia’s sister Shaheen, who shared it on Instagram with a beautiful quote by British novelist Roald Dahl. “"Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn't everything. Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it." - Roald Dahl. Over the last 4 years I've watched as my sister has soared higher than I ever thought was possible. Everything does start with a dream, but Alia's dream was a dream so big that it was her reality before she even had it. My pride knows no bounds. My sister is my heart and I can't wait to witness all that she is yet to be. @aliaabhatt,” Shaheen wrote.

Alia’s half-sister Pooja Bhatt also tweeted, “Bravo gorgeous,brave one! This, @aliaa08 is the beginning of many more to come!”

In ‘Udta Punjab’, Alia played the role of a migrant labourer from Bihar who is an aspirant hockey player. She went de-glam for the role and her performance won a lot of accolades from critics and audience.

This is her second Filmfare trophy. Earlier, she won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her performance in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’, which was her second film.