Alia Bhatt, daughter of the well-known producer Mahesh Bhatt, began her career as just another relative of the film industry. In the last few years, she has proved herself and the world to be the best asset to the new generation of Bollywood. Here are three reasons why Alia Bhatt was born to be a star:

  1. Not only is her Instagram game strong, but Bhatt also sports a very natural look in her photos. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with wearing makeup, but seeing someone her stature proudly flaunt a nude look is inspiring to others to be comfortable and confident in their own skin.
  2. Bhatt’s first role in the film Student of the Year didn’t require any real depth and wasn’t very promising about the future of her career, despite the success in the box office. While her co-stars, Varun Dhawan, and Sidharth Malhotra have simply continued their careers, Bhatt has flourished as an actress, taking on complicated and multidimensional roles. It is apparent that along with Bollywood in her blood, Bhatt has raw talent. Some examples of this include, but are not limited to  Highway, Dear Zindagi, and Raazi.
  3. In her first appearance on the famous talk show, Koffee with Karan, Bhatt became a viral sensation as she did not know who was the prime minister of India. Bhatt was mocked in nearly all interviews and appearances afterward, while the internet tore her a new one. Despite the constant harassment and being labeled as unintelligent, Bhatt did not flinch. While the world laughed, she laughed with them. In a promo for Dear Zindagi, a movie on mental health in the South Asian community, Bhatt talks about her backlash from the talk show. She didn’t try to defend her honor, instead, she explained that we need to be able to laugh at ourselves, and that life is too short to antagonize mistakes.

Whether you’re a fan of her work, or not, there are reasons to admire the young actress. She’s funny, she’s bold, and she’s figuring out who she is, just like any of us.