She is on a winning spree at various award galas for her impact portrayal of a Bihari migrant in Udta Punjab. And even though she doesn’t work for trophies, the young and versatile Alia Bhatt says she will be blown away if she gets a National Award. Having won the Best Actress trophy at the recently-held Filmfare Awards and Screen Awards, Alia’s deglamourised performance as a victim of drug abuse in Udta Punjab could be one of the front runners for the Best Actress category at the upcoming 64th National Film Awards.
“I will be blown away if I get it. It’s an honour to win a National Award. I don’t know if it’s possible, but if it happens, of course, I will be very glad,” Alia told the media. However, Alia says she will not be disappointed even if she doesn’t get it. “With awards, you are rewarded for just your efforts. I don’t think of it as the be-all and end-all. I don’t work for awards, but the year that you get them, it’s just that you feel very grateful and you feel very glad that your efforts have been recognized.
Starting her career in the Hindi film industry at a young age with the 2012 film “Student of the Year“, Alia, who turns 24 on March 15, has carved out a niche for herself in Bollywood in a short time span through her roles in movies like “Highway“, “2 States” and “Dear Zindagi“.“More than me, I want other people to say whether it is the high point or low point in my career. For me, these are just points that I wanted to achieve… I started at a young age.