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Dear Zindagi: Alia Bhatt wants to fit into any kind of mould

The young actress said that she likes to work in off-beat films but won't restrict herself to only this kind of genre.


Actress Alia Bhatt, who has delivered films like Udta Punjab and Highway, says that she likes to work in off-beat films but won't restrict herself to only this kind of genre.

With her next film Dear Zindagi releasing on Friday, which is a slice-of-life film with Bhatt playing the protagonist — an aspiring filmmaker, who is on the lookout for a lot of unanswered questions, the 23-year-old was in New Delhi to promote the film with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and director Gauri Shinde.

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"I like off-beat but I would like to do on-beat films as well. My father once told me that people keep saying 'I want to do something out of the box' but then he asked me if I know what is in the box? 'Have you been inside the box that you want to know what is outside it?'," Bhatt told media here on Tuesday.

"I am glad that I got the opportunity to do a film like Dear Zindagi or Udta Punjab. I also want to fit into any kind of mould. I also want to do glamorous roles. My career started with one," she added.

Bhatt, whose character in Dear Zindagi will be seen dealing with a break-up, says that when it comes to charting out a formula to get over a break-up in life, "there is no fixed way of dealing with it".

"It is a very cliched thing to say, but like how the wounds on our body heal over time, the heart as well fixes itself. It is just that we are very impatient and we want to fix it quickly, we want to not feel pain immediately. Like I take a holiday or talk to a friend... Not like I have had a lot of break ups but maybe one or two," she said.

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Asked how she would define her ideal man, she said: "There is no ideal guy. It is actually the way you feel for a person. One thing though which is a must for me is a sense of humour."

Dear Zindagi also features Ali Zafar, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi.