Everybody knows how close Alia Bhatt is with Karan Johar. The talented actress made her acting debut with KJo's 'Student of the Year' and later went on to prove her versatility as an actor by taking up interesting and challenging roles. Karan is extremely proud of Alia and the success she has achieved so far. It might now come as a surprise to you that KJo once tried to 'sabotage' the actress' casting. In the movie Kapoor & Sons. Yes, you read that right!
Kapoor & Sons starred Alia Bhatt alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan. Directed by Shakun Batra, the movie also starred Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah. Speaking during an 'Inside the writers' room' session on the Clubhouse app, Karan confessed that he had a one-on-one session with the actress to convince her not to do Kapoor & Sons.
'I tried to sabotage her casting because I had a one-on-one with Alia and I said, 'Listen, you don't have to do every Dharma film. You don't like it, you don't do it because the part is really nothing. She was like, 'Yeah, I know but I love Shakun Bhatra, I'll just hear it for him, he's a good friend.' I said, 'Yeah, yeah, but don't do it. It's fine because it's called Kapoor & Sons and you're not a Kapoor in the film.'
Alia Bhatt went ahead with the script narration and returned to KJo with her decision to star in the movie. He continued, 'She heard the script and she comes to my room and says, 'I really want to do this film, I really love the script, I don't care about my role.' I thought more power to her that she actually didn't see the footage, she didn't the length of the role, she just saw the film and I wish all actors in our industry thought like that.' Kapoor & Sons earned critical acclaim as well as audience's love when it released in the year 2016, and all actors associated with the movie were appreciated for their subtle and nuanced act in the movie.