Alia Bhatt had played the role of young Preity Zinta in her father Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Sangharsh’.
Preity Zinta took to twitter to shower praises on the cast and crew of film, “Must watch #Highway 4 @RandeepHooda & @aliaa08 spectacular performances ! Definitely Imtiaz’s best & most honest film. Don’t miss it Folks !”
Preity Zinta also added, “I still remember seeing @aliaa08 as a little cutie on the Sets of Sangharsh playing mini me. This one will be the Brightest star 4 ever :-)”
Joining the club, poet, lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar compared Alia Bhatt with yesteryears talented beauties like Nargis in ‘Mother India’, Shabana Azmi in ‘Arth’ and so on.
Javed Akhtar tweeted:
Milestones -Nargis in Mother India Meena kumari in saheb bibi.. Nutan in BANDANI Shabana in Arth and now Alia Bhatt in Highway.
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 21, 2014
Javed Akhtar’s actress wife Shabana Azmi also took to Twitter to praise the new shining star Alia Bhatt and said Alia is a mix of vulnerability and insouciance.
Alia Bhatt is such a mix of vulnerability n insouciance she tears at your heart in Highway. Randeep not a false note.Imtiaz Ali take a bow
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) February 21, 2014
The road drama film which released on February 21, has made a slow start at the Box Office, but has received good reviews for the critics. Alia Bhatt has specially prooved her mettle as the young Veera, who finds freedom in bondage after being kidnapped by an uncouth Mahavir Bhatti (Randeep Hooda).
The Indian Express reviewer Shubhra Gupta said, “Alia Bhatt has walked past her babydoll cosmetic debut in ‘Student Of The Year’ for a demanding role. Her Veera is effortlessly fresh-faced, absurdly young, scrubbed and vulnerable.”