In just the short time that she’s been part of the industry, Alia Bhatt has already earned quite the network of well wishers. And this was more than evident on Tuesday, 15 March, the actress’ 23rd birthday.
For Alia — who is currently caught up with promotions for Karan Johar’s Kapoor & Sons — it was a working birthday. But co-stars Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan ensured that Alia celebrated the occasion with a birthday cake. We’re sure the petite actress was okay with ditching her diet for her very special day and indulged in a slice of that gorgeous looking chocolate cake.
According to reports, Sidharth intended to take Alia to several of Delhi’s hotspots to celebrate. Sidharth was a Delhi resident before he moved to Mumbai to forge a career in Bollywood.
Recently, it was reported that Fawad Khan “spilled the beans” on his co-stars’ relationship, when he was asked about it at a press conference for Kapoor & Sons. The actor admitted that he had heard the rumours about Sidharth and Alia being together, and had quizzed them about the same.
Alia and Sidharth made their Bollywood debuts together, in Karan Johar's Student Of The Year. Alia was only 19 at the time. Since then, she has been part of some highly successful films, including the critically acclaimed Highway, which established her as a "serious actress". Her last release was Shaandaar.
Kapoor & Sons releases on March 18 and has been directed by Shakun Batra. While the general perception is that it is a love triangle involving Alia, Sidharth and Fawad, the actors have asserted that this is not the case. Alia told The Indian Express, “It is not a love triangle. It is about family, relationships, it is about a grandfather (Rishi Kapoor), who wants to bring his family together. There is a love angle but the plot of the film is about a family.”