Anurag Kashyap praises Alia Bhatt as ‘best performer’; says, “I always reach out to her after watching her work”

Alia Bhatt’s journey in the world of cinema has been nothing short of spectacular. The actress has transcended boundaries, making a mark in both Indian and international film industries, solidifying her position as a powerhouse in the entertainment realm. However, her most recent accolade as Best Actress at the 69th National Film Awards, earned for her portrayal in Gangubai Kathiawadi, added another illustrious achievement to her already impressive list.

In a recent interview with Zoom Entertainment, Anurag Kashyap showered praise on Alia Bhatt, hailing her as one of the finest performers in the country. He revealed that he consistently reaches out to her to express his admiration for her work. However, he admitted that when he doesn’t appreciate a particular project she’s been involved in, he prefers to remain silent. The director further elaborated on his perspective, explaining that due to his inclination towards making low-budget films, collaborating with actors of Alia Bhatt’s stature can be a challenging endeavour. He stated, “I think Alia is one of the best performers in the country, and I always reach out to her after watching her work. But I keep quiet when I don’t like something she’s done. I would love to (work with her) if it doesn’t affect the budget and the dynamics of my film, but it also has to come from the other side.”

Furthermore, the filmmaker emphasized his principle of not persistently pursuing actors for roles. If an actor hesitates or shows reluctance to work with him, he immediately withdraws his interest. He explained, “I don’t believe in wishful thinking. I don’t chase actors more than once. If they tell me to make adjustments to the script, I do it, but mostly, their hesitation is enough to get me to back out. Because if their heart isn’t in it, you can tell immediately on the screen.”

On the work front, Alia Bhatt was recently seen in Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani alongside Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi. The film released in theatres on July 28, 2023, and received rave reviews from critics. In her pipeline, she also has director Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa with Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra.

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