Shahrukh Khan’s songs have therapeutic effect on Alia Bhatt


Actress Alia Bhatt is all set to star with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Karan Johar’s production to be helmed by Gauri Shinde. The ‘Highway’ actress is quite excited for the yet untitled project which will go on floors later this month.

Alia is a self-proclaimed fan of King Khan and she will be the youngest actress to romance him on screen. She is both excited and nervous, but revealed that Shah Rukh’s songs are therapeutic for her.

Sharing her excitement about working with the ‘Baadshah’, Alia said that she has been dancing to the hit track ‘Gerua’ form ‘Dilwale’ lately. “I think I will die. I’ve been dancing to Gerua in my bathroom since its release (laughs). Whenever I like a new song, I play it on loop and dance to it,” she told The Hindustan Times in an interview.

She said that when she has Shah Rukh’s songs, there is no need for a psychiatrist. “That’s my therapy. I don’t need a psychiatrist when I have SRK’s songs.” Alia further revealed that this is not the first time she has done anything like this and as a child, she loved to dance to the actor’s songs.

“There used to be so many (songs that I would dance to). I would dance to songs like ‘Yeh ladka hai deewana’ and ‘Koi mil gaya’. In fact, not many know that I even got the same haircut that Kajol sported in the film. I would also perform to some tracks from ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and even to ‘Bole chudiyaan’ from ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’,” she told the leading daily.

Alia’s last film by ‘Queen’ director Vikas Bahl ‘Shaandaar’ was a huge failure. However, she is not stressful or regretful of failures. I don’t regret doing that film. When I signed it, I did so based on the script, and not because it was a film being made by Vikas, who directed Queen (2014). I still stand by my film. Sometimes things work out well and sometimes they don’t. But the experience will always be special,” she said.

Alia have always wanted to become and actress since her childhood and she is finally doing it. She made her debut with Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’ in 2012 and has been in the industry for three years. Therefore, she doesn’t stress about her work and simply wants to enjoy this phase of her life. She is grateful that she is doing what she had always wanted to do – acting.

Alia has a busy year ahead with her film ‘Udta Punjab’ hitting screens in June and her untitled project with Shah Rukh and another with Ranbir Kapoor to be directed by Ayan Mukherji.