“Student of the Year came from Out Of Nowhere for our baby @aliaabhatt and when we least expected it ! At the time Alia was busy working on her International Baccalaureate- a diploma I’m so glad she could do – and acting in a movie was a distant dream … one which we were not at all prepared for … just yet. The plan was for Alia to go to a drama school and then somehow try to get a role in something,” Soni Razdan wrote in her heartfelt post.
The Call My Agent actress expressed her gratitude towards Karan Johar for launching her daughter in Bollywood and giving her an opportunity to play Shanaya in SOTY. From Raazi to Brahmastra, KJo has offered some of the meatiest roles to Alia Bhatt in her decade-long career.
Soni thanked the filmmaker for being a ‘guide and mentor’ to Alia and called Karan Johar her ‘second father’.
“Thank you @karanjohar for auditioning her, and giving her a chance to work on herself before finally casting our girl. So happy she got the opportunity to do this film, and have you as her mentor, guide, best friend and yes – a second father. With immense gratitude and love, and huge congratulations and blessings always,” she added.
What’s next for Alia Bhatt?
The Udta Punjab star, who is expecting her first child with hubby Ranbir Kapoor, has several exciting projects in her kitty. From Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani to Jee Le Zaraa, the tinsel town diva is ready to entertain her fans with different films.
Alia Bhatt will make her Hollywood debut with Heart Of Stone, which will premiere on Netflix.