Alia Bhatt opens up about trolls, her biggest fear and Dragon
March 20, 2017, 09:18am
Butt of all jokes and trolls
Alia Bhatt has been the butt of the jokes and trolls that come her way when it comes to her GK and IQ. It all started when Alia was asked clueless when Karan Johar asked her about what BJP stands for and who Sonia Gandhi is. Later, she even made fun of herself in a video with All India Bakchod (AIB) where her GK was put to test. But the actress feels that it is ok if you don't have answer to every question and that she would rather be stupid than pretend to be intelligent.
I'd rather be stupid than pretend to be intelligent
"I'd rather be stupid than pretend to be intelligent. A lot of energy is consumed in pretending to the world that you know it all. If you preserve this energy, you can use it to learn. True knowledge in acquired by being on the threshold of ignorance. If I don't know about any singer of the 1970s, I think it is ok. Problem is that it's not okay if you don't have an answer. You get trolled for even getting out of your bed." Alia said at a recent event.
What thing will upset Alia?
However, the Student Of The Year actress will be upset if the jokes on her would stop coming. "One day, if the jokes on me stop coming, I'll be upset. I am either relevant or irrelevant. If I am crossing your mind at any point of the day, I am relevant. So why I should be upset? My father says one day, the flowers will stop coming and you'll be upset. I say one day, the jokes will stop coming, and then I'll be upset," she said.
Alia has carved a niche for herself in the industry with her brave choices and proved her mettle in movies like Highway, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi and others. But there is one thing that the actress fears the most in her life.
The mother of all fears
"A day will come when I will not be in films any more. What do I do when that day comes? This is the mother of all fears for entertainers who have walked the planet. Whatever man loves he will have to part with it one day as nothing lasts forever. The fear of losing it keeps me going too," Alia said.
One thing that her father has taught her in life
But the actress is thankful to her father Mahesh Bhatt who has taught her to use her fear to the best of your ability. "My father has taught me that fear keeps you on your toes, it keeps you going. It's ok, embrace it and use it to the best of your ability. I fear but I will give attention to my work, give my best and work with utmost dedication as I don't want to lose it. I thank my father for telling me the hard truth. You are my reality and my reality check," Alia said.
Successful but still a lot more to do
Among the young lot of actors, Alia has tasted success quite early in her career but the actress believes that she has to do and achieve a lot more in her career. "I am growing, I don't think I have achieved all. But I am grateful for the opportunities. I owe all this to my parents for instilling the belief in me that there is always someone who is better than you, so you have to walk the tight rope and do your best and keep going with the flow," she said.
A golden chance with the megastar
Talking about her upcoming film Dragon, Alia said, "There will be lot of action around me. I don't think I will be beating up anybody. It is not a typical superhero fi lm. It's a sci-fi , supernatural fi lm. There will be some extensive prep not for the acting part much, but for the world, it's a new world. There is no dialect or anything that we have to learn," she said hoping that she a few scenes with the megastar Amitabh Bachchan who will be joining them in a pivotal role.