Today’s girl next door, Alia Bhatt, was just a teenage girl when she gave her auditions for Karan Johar’s hit ‘Student Of The Year’. Alia blew our minds with her ‘Radha’ dance and sassy yet cutie attitude in the movie. In no time, Alia’s name got started getting counted among the Bollywood’s leading divas and now, there is no one like Alia in the Indian film industry. In such a young age, Alia has given back to back hit and this proves that acting runs in her blood.
But, there was a time when Alia had to face her first failure like every other star. Unlike other struggling stars, Alia’s entry in Bollywood was quite smooth and with her amazing acting skills, people took no time to accept her on their favorites’ list. This does not mean that Alia hasn’t been criticized ever. Alia’s movie ‘Shaandaar’ opposite Shahid Kapoor failed on the box office drastically. We thought it was easy for the actress to get away with it because she already had proved herself as an actor. But, this wasn’t true. Alia was on Shah Rukh Khan’s show,’Lux Golden Divas – Baatein with the Badshah’ and there the actress opened up about her first failure and how she dealt with it.
Talking to SRK, Alia opened up about the failure and said:
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“Touch wood, 90 percent of my films fared well at the box office. But there has been one failure, and because of that failure, I am calmer… Some strange reason. Shaandaar didn’t work at the box office. I was heartbroken. I could not believe it.”
After films like ‘Highway’, ‘2 States’, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ and ‘Kapoor and Sons’, ‘Shaandaar’ happened and it was difficult for the actress to digest the fact. Expressing how her father helped her dealing with it, she said:
“I turned to my father. He was the only person I was speaking to and then I went on a holiday solo to mourn the loss.”
She further added:
“I felt terrible, but after that I felt ‘ho gaya’ (it’s done). The bandage has been ripped. I have faced my first failure, and I will be ready for whatever comes. Getting up after the failure is very different. My father sent me this poster with Frank Sinatra’s quote ‘The best revenge is massive success’.”
And now it’s all over. People don’t even talk about the film that got failed but they are more interested in Alia’s upcoming film ‘Raazi’. Alia’s way of dealing with the failure is something we all should learn. Letting go things and moving on in life is always necessary and Alia managed to do it beautifully. The films that came after ‘Shaandaar’ were a bigger hit and this proved that she understood her dad’s advice perfectly.