It’s for the first time ever that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are teaming up together for Karan Johar’s fantasy fairy tale and we have been dying to get the first look ever since its announcement. The director of the film, Ayan Mukherji called it “a magical romantic fairy tale set in contemporary times”
But, did you know that this pair would have come together almost a decade ago for a Sanjay Leela Bhansali production inspired by the yesteryear hit Balika Vadhu. (Wait, WHAT?!)
Balika Vadhu had touched upon the subject of child marriage and was majorly shot in Rajasthan and the urban India as the story progressed. Could we imagine such a pair coming together for something like that now? Well, um, NO! We are kind of glad that it never took off.
Speaking about the same, Ranbir Kapoor said, “Actually not many people know this but Alia and I had done a photo shoot together for Sanjay Leela Bhansali when I was 20 years old and she was about 12 or even younger; I don’t know exactly how old she was. Sanjay sir wanted to make his version of Balika Badhu with us so hamne ek full photo shoot kiya tha (we had done a complete photo shoot), so I am connected to her since then. She is a fine actor, very unassuming about her success and talent. Plus, she is very evolved, cool and chilled out, so I am looking forward to the film.”
On the topic of collaboration with Alia for the film, he said, “I think I can create a distinct creative partnership with Alia. I hope our energies come together because the whole film depends a lot on our relationship. And as actors, we both have an opportunity, and I hope we can make the best use of it. I don’t think I could have asked for a better film to work in with her.”
Well, we too, Ranbir!
On the work front, Ranbir is immersed neck deep in the Sanjay Dutt biopic and Alia is busy with the shoot of Raazi in which she is paired opposite Vicky Kaushal.
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