Varun's films attract more viewers than mine, says Alia Bhatt

Varun's films attract more viewers than mine, says Alia Bhatt

The starlet believes her SOTY co-star "has a wider reach" than she does
Updated 05 Jul, 2018

Alia Bhatt is 'not competing' with anyone in Bollywood and isn't fond of being compared to her contemporaries.

Speaking to DNA India, the Highway star said, "The minute you start believing that you deserve this, then there’s a problem. If you deserve something, you’ll get it. We shouldn’t try and control things."

"I can’t let that affect my choices. I’ll neither undervalue nor overvalue myself because there’s a certain arrogance that comes along with it. Sometimes you do it for the right reasons, sometimes you don’t," says Alia on competition in the film industry.

She also says she is aware of how producers work in B-Town.

"Investing money in a film is directly co-related to the people you are bringing to the theatre. I’m not delusional that the same number of viewers who go to watch Varun’s movies will come to see my work. He has a wider reach than me," she explains.

"That’s why I can’t expect that the same amount of money, which is invested in his solo-starrers, is invested in mine, too. Also, it’s the subject that makes a film viable. We can’t be categorical about everything because every actor and movie is different," added the 25-year-old.

And though the wage gap exists in the film industry, she says she will never let it affect her work, because that's what she's passionate about.

“Never say never, but I won’t let go of a movie that I like because of remuneration. I’ll find a way around it. I’ll still do it because the emotional attachment to my work is way more than the monetary one.”