Alia agreed to do the film since it is her mentor Karan who is directing the film. He has been a father figure to her and that is why she agreed to do the film when everyone parted ways with the director. Alia says that whether they work on a film together or any other project it is so much fun with the director. Alia takes huge poud and proclaims that all films till date of which she has been a part of, have been hits and she is glad with the success each of her projects. But the actress is not sitting neither taking a backseat and relaxing that she has achieved something. Alia feels she has a long way to go. Since there are a lot of newcomers and even established actresses around, Alia believes in the theory of Survival of the Fittest and thinks that competition is important.
Apart from this project, Alia is busy shooting for her next project with Shahid Kapoor that would release by the end of this year. The actress feels that competition is very important. She said, “I don’t think anyone is looking at it like a race or people are running to win a first prize. Everybody wants to do very well. I feel the opportunities have become very diverse as more and more directors, writers, producers are coming up with new and exciting content.” Alia is all set to be starred opposite Shahid Kapoor in their upcoming movie “Shandaar” that releases in October this year. Apart from these projects, she is also shooting for “Kapoor and Sons” wherein she is paired alongside Siddharth Malhotra.