Alia Bhatt had got all types critics for her performance in Gauri Shinde’s ‘DearZindagi’. But many of them don’t know that she was not the first choice for the film. In a throwback video, which is now getting circulated all over the social media (Ofcourse for wrong reasons). In that video, Rajeev Masand had interviewed the actress asking her that he had heard from someone that Alia was not the first choice for the film, and it was SRK and Karan Johar who convinced Gauri Shinde that the actress wouldn’t look too young for the role.
Alia said, “I know that there was someone else on board earlier. And then there was a conversation about the film maybe going to me. That’s all I know. And the next thing I know that Gauri came to me and we were on board. Now, I don’t know whether she got convinced… Maybe because I was young, but it’s okay because sometimes your director has to see things a little differently.”
Rumors had been rifting all across the social media that Katrina Kaif was the first choice of the direct Gauri Shinde, but eventually Alia replaced her.
This interview between Masand and Bhatt has been gaining a lot of attention by the netizens and eventually the actress was called out for ‘hijacking’ other actor’s projects.