Shaheen pens a beautiful letter for sister Alia Bhatt in a magazine

While posing for the latest issue of Elle magazine, popular actress Alia Bhatt found a photographer in her sister Shaheen Bhatt. Along with capturing a stunning image of Alia, Shaheen also penned a passionate letter for her which has been published in the magazine.

Addressing Alia in the letter, Shaheen wrote, “There is no introduction for the readers about who the ‘real’ Alia is because the way I see it, there is no secret Alia, no version of you that’s cloaked in disguise.” Reminiscing over the time the sisters spent together during the lockdown, she says, “Through this pandemic, and the last few months in lockdown the bright spot in an otherwise bleak time has been the time we’ve spent together. It has been through this time that I’ve watched the sparks of understanding blossom into a full-blown self-realisation. And there is something truly astonishing in that – being a silent observer to the poetry in motion that is someone’s emotional evolution”.


Alia spent a huge part of lockdown with boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor at his home. She stood by the Kapoor family as they mourned the loss of Rishi Kapoor. She often visits Ranbir’s mother, actress Neetu Kapoor and sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni at their Mumbai home. Reportedly, she was also accompanied by Shaheen and their mother Soni Razdan once while visiting the Kapoor family.

Addressing how Alia conducted herself throughout this time, Shaheen wrote, “In these past few months, I have witnessed you display the sort of resilience and emotional stoutness that I could only have dreamed of for you. I’ve watched as you’ve weathered incomparable loss and become acquainted with the unfamiliar texture of grief. As you’ve shed old roles and adopted new ones. As you’ve sifted with remarkable gentleness through external onslaught for fragments of insight and gratitude.”

Shaheen concluded the letter by applauding how Alia has evolved as a person in these past few months. “The highs and lows of the past few months have in no way reduced you, on the contrary, I have watched in astonishment as it has only enlarged your spirit, cementing your commitment to being truthful to who you are.” she wrote.