Alia Bhatt has been garnering a load of attention and accolades ever since she made her first big-screen appearance alongside debutants Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year. The 19-year-old daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Alia has been termed as one of the most talented upcoming actresses in Bollywood. Given the fact that she’s young, charming and a bundle of cheer, Alia has appealed most to the younger generation, teenage girls and guys in particular.
However, it isn’t just the 18-year-olds who have been gushing over the young actress. Recently, Alia had the opportunity to meet her youngest fan, the four-year-old daughter of Dharma Productions’ CEO, Apoorva Mehta. The child, Shloka, loves Alia, her style and her personality and has also watched the actress’ debut, Student of the Year. “Shloka loved all the colorful ribbons and hair bands, besides dresses that Alia was wearing in SOTY. So, a few days later, she insisted on being dressed up like Alia. Nowadays, she wears a lot of hair brands in different colors and cute dresses to make sure she resembles Alia,” says an insider close to Dharma Productions.
Alia gets along with kids perfectly well and had a ball of a time when she met little Shloka for the first time. “One day, Apoorva got her to the office to meet Alia. And since Alia is sweet to kids, she got along very well with Shloka,” adds the insider. The little girl was also present on the sets of Alia’s upcoming film, 2 States. “Shloka went on the sets excitedly, but she simply didn’t recognize Alia as she was dressed up in a south Indian sari along with a gajra (for her character’s look). The crew tried their best to make Shloka understand as to why Alia looked different. Only when Alia sat with the kid and spoke to her at length did she recognize her.”