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Did you know Ranbir and Alia had planned a debut together?

Ranbir Kapoor whose first film was Sawariya revealed that he had planned to make his Bollywood debut with Alia Bhatt.

Updated: 18 Apr 2017

Ranbir Kapoor whose first film was Sawariya revealed that he had planned to make his Bollywood debut with Alia Bhatt. The two stars were interviewed by Lokmat group’s Joint Managing Director Rishi Darda after they received the Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards in the entertainment category.
The fans of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt got a rare chance to see them together on one platform.
Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt At Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards
The Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards Ceremony sponsored by UPL, powered by Karrm infrastructure and collaborated by Ajinkya D Y Patil University was a spectacular and memorable event.
Ranbir disclosed that he and Alia were to get an entry into Bollywood through Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film ‘Balika Wadhu'.  “We had a photoshoot together.”   Alia said, “I was 11 years old at the time. I had to put my head on Ranbir’s shoulder. Since I was feeling shy, I could not do that properly but Ranbir made me comfortable and gave a lot of support. I have been his fan since his first film.”
Ranbir also praised her saying that he liked her performance in the film 'Highway'. He said that after watching the film he told his friends that she is like Amitabh Bachchan. When asked which movies of Ranbir she liked most, Alia said that she liked Barfi and Rockstar.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Fourteen eminent people were felicitated at the Lokmat Maharashtrian of The Year Awards Ceremony.
1.5 crore Lokmat readers from all parts of the world participated in the online voting for their icons in 14 categories. A panel of 11 eminent experts took note of voter trends before short listing the winners.
The jury comprised of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Dr. Prakash Amte, Arnab Goswami, Milind Deora, Mahesh Bhatt, Vikram Limaye, Vikram Saraf, Sunil Sood, Dr Ramakant Panda, Vijay Darda and Mrinal Kulkarni.