Just one film old and Alia Bhatt is already going multilingual. If the petite actress is in the role of a South Indian in 2 States (an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s book with the same name), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania sees her playing a Punjabi girl. Bhatt confirmed this but did not want to divulge any more as the shooting of this Dharma Productions’ film is still in progress. Presently promoting Highway in which she plays a Delhi girl from a rich family, Bhatt says that she’s wrapped up shooting for 2 States. “My character is almost the same as the girl’s character in the book. She’s not a caricature but a modern-day girl who doesn’t speak with a typical South Indian accent. She speaks a bit of Tamil, but only at home,” says Alia.
Interestingly, Bhatt learnt Tamil for the film. “I had fun speaking in Tamil and it was exciting because I didn’t understand what I was speaking. I had a tutor before we began shooting,” she adds.
However, the actor missed singing and dancing in the film. “I missed doing that in 2 States, but Arjun Kapoor who plays a Punjabi in the film, got to sing and dance,” she says.
Ankita R Kanabar