Actress Alia Bhatt said that she is keen to work with veteran director Mani Ratnam.
“My dad (Mahesh Bhatt) keeps pushing me to watch regional films. He had said that I should definitely do Bengali films. I’ve always wanted to work with Mani Ratnam, so maybe I’ll go down south and work with Mani sir,” Alia said when asked if she intended to try her hand at regional cinema.
Earlier media reports mentioned that Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film O Kadhal Kanmani was to have Alia in the lead opposite Dulquer Salman. Also another report claimed that Mr Ratnam wanted Alia and Varun Dhawan for the same film in Hindi, but when things didn’t work out, he made it in Tamil with Dulquer and Nithya Menen. (Also Read: Mani Ratnam’s Next Film Likely to be Delayed. Here’s Why)
The Hindi remake of the film titled Ok Jaanu will now be produced by Karan Johar and will star Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Alia and her Kapoor and Sons co-star Fawad Khan were in the city to unveil a Filmfare magazine cover, featuring Alia seated on a sofa in a long-flowing gown with an interesting hairstyle, while Fawad is seated on the top of the sofa.
The Student Of The Year actress said: “For the first time, I’m posing with Fawad on a cover, so that’s also a first, so I like firsts because they’re always interesting and exciting, and this is one of my favourite covers because we tried something different, we went to a completely weird, strange location, so I really hope it’s worth it.”