Pic: Alia was toddler when SRK starred opposite sis Pooja Bhatt in ‘Chaahat’


Alia Bhatt is a self-proclaimed fan of Shah Rukh Khan, and her first film with King Khan ‘Dear Zindagi’ released at theatres on Friday, November 25. Alia’s half-sister Pooja Bhatt, who acted opposite Shah Rukh in 1996 film ‘Chaahat’, realised the amazing turn of ebents, and shared a major throwback picture of the siblings from the sets of the film, yesterday.

Pooja shared the nostalgic photograph with a heart-warming message for Alia, who is working with the same superstar after 20 long years. The picture has a two-year-old cherubic Alia posing with big sister Pooja, during the Jaipur schedule of ‘Chaahat’. The adorable picture was taken on the sets of the film, which was directed by their father Mahesh Bhatt.

The actress-turned-filmmaker shared the photo on her Instagram page and wrote, “This picture of Alia & me was taken on the outdoor of #Chaahat in Jaipur at the end of a gruelling work day where both Shahrukh & me were knackered. Amazing that this robust baby has grown into the fine young woman she is and has a film coming out tomorrow where she is now opposite Shahrukh! How time flies! #nostalgia#dearzindagi #AliaBhatt #ShahrukhKhan#family #Zindagi.”

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Gauri Shinde-directed ‘Dear Zindagi’ had already created a buzz due to its unique storyline, and the teasers and songs that were released earlier had fans raving about Alia and Shah Rukh’s on-screen chemistry. Alia is, in fact, the youngest lead actress to have starred with the superstar.