After signing a film opposite Shah Rukh Khan directed by Gauri Shinde, rumours are rife that she has also signed The Lunchbox fame Ritesh Batra’s untitled next! Speculations are that Karan Johar, who had co-produced Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox, will also be producing his next with Alia. Batra is currently in the UK, directing The Sense Of An Ending based on the Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name by Julian Barnes.
This would mark Alia’s sixth film under her mentor Karan Johar’s banner, the previous four being Student of the Year, Shaandaar, Kapoor and Sons, Shhuddhi and Gauri Shinde’s next. If things work out and this film starts getting made, we can expect Alia to play yet another author-backed role. She is currently on a spree of signing edgy films. Her next Shaandaar looks like a hilarious caper and after that her film Udta Punjab will have her portray one of the grittiest roles of her career. The one film we are looking forward to the most is her film with Shah Rukh Khan.