With actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone going to Hollywood for work, Actress Alia Bhatt has also expressed her desire to go to the West. "In terms of offers, nothing interesting has come my way so far. But there is a want, a thought of going to the West. Right now I want to focus on my work in Bollywood, and make a mark for myself. Then I do have thoughts of going ahead," Alia said.
Alia, the 22 year old daughter of film-maker, Mahesh Bhatt, made her Bollywood debut with Karan Johar's "Student of the Year". She later went on to give acclaimed performances in films like "Highway", "2 States" and "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania".
The actress has now become confident about her craft of acting. "I am genuinely confident, but I am not over -confident. I believe a little bit of nervousness and unsurety should be there, as that is how you go a long way.''
"I think as long as you have a good support system that keeps you grounded, it is good. You may be famous and people want your autograph and take selfies with you, but you are a normal human being to your family. If you are surrounded by people who keep telling you that you are great, you will go crazy. If my family and friends don't like anything about my work, they tell me. It is important to have honest opinion around yourself," Alia added.
But one does tend to lose earnestness after entering the world of glitz and glamour. "...I used to be very unaware...Now I know things. This can be good or bad also in some ways. I have to take my words seriously, I can't be an irresponsible speaker. I have to be a good role model. At the same time, I should be able to make mistakes, feel bad and cry," she said.