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5 Times Alia Bhatt Played Strong Female Characters, And Made Us Love Her More!

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Here’s wishing Alia Bhatt a very happy birthday! She’s all of 25, and she’s already the nation’s sweetheart. Alia Bhatt brings in her birthday today, and she started with day off with a post of herself on Instagram clad in a burqa. Hers has been an interesting journey in an industry that has new faces launched almost every other day.

While there are plenty of pretty faces to pick from, Alia has often stood out for her acting chops. On her birthday, here’s a look at 5 movies in which she played strong female characters that we absolutely loved. 

  Alia Bhatt Highway


She played the role of a conflicted, lonely teenage girl in this movie, and had audiences glued to their screens. We loved her nuanced portrayal of this character who, while vulnerable, is also strong. Almost every girl in the cinema identified with her; a rare feat. 

Alia Bhatt 2 States

2 States

In this movie that was an adaptation of a Chetan Bhagat novel, Alia played a headstrong Tamilian girl. For the character, Alia actually learned the language. A scene where she gives a dressing down to a male character with a sense of entitlement had us all cheering. 

Alia Bhatt Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab

Just when we were starting to slot Alia Bhatt in cutesy, easy romantic roles, she did Udta Punjab where her character was a gritty, real Bihari girl. She won several accolades for her performance with many saying this was her best till date. We loved her for being so real. 

Alia Bhatt Kapoor & Sons

Kapoor and Sons

Alia’s character in this movie is off centre, playing catalyst to the many events that happen in the lives of a dysfunctional family. Her charming, refreshing play in the movie had us waiting for her to appear on screen, and that’s definitely a good thing.

Alia Bhatt Dear Zindagi


Dear Zindagi

A fascinating movie, Alia played the lead as a young girl who could use a little help in various aspects of her life. Alia’s performance as a disgruntled, disillusioned girl had us nodding along, and completely identifying with her character. Her banter with her psychologist had us hooked. The movie also opened our eyes to the fact that therapy is a good thing… maybe even for everyone!

We can’t wait to see more of Alia in 2018! 


Mansi Shah is the resident humour writer and random conversation starter. Tends to laugh manically at puns. Deeply enjoys the blunt force of sarcasm. Preys on chauvinists and people with incorrect grammar. Hoards makeup and beauty products. Attacks Nutella with vigour.

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