Bollywood sensation Alia Bhatt has always managed to capture the hearts of millions with her impeccable acting skills and endearing personality.
Known for her stunning performances on the silver screen and her high-profile relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor, fans have often speculated about her personal life. However, in a surprising revelation, Alia recently shared details about her childhood crush, and it turns out it’s not who everyone expected.
Alia Bhatt, who made her debut in Bollywood with the film “Student of the Year” in 2012, has come a long way in her career. As one of the industry’s most sought-after actresses, she has been romantically linked with her “Brahmastra” co-star Ranbir Kapoor for a while now. They both fell in love and got married in 2022.
She had a conversation with InStyle magazine and there she was asked who her first celebrity crush was. Alia said, “Shah Rukh Khan.”. Alia had previously revealed that she has been crushing over Shah Rukh Khan for years. The actress, in an appearance on Koffee With Karan with SRK, confessed her love for him (As noted here). At the time, she said that even if she had a boyfriend, she would not stop crushing over Shah Rukh. “Even if I was dating anybody, it’s okay to find other men attractive. Especially if the man is Shah Rukh. Since I’ve known him, I have always loved him,” Alia said. Karan Johar added, “I know. You have been crushing over him since the beginning.” “In the biggest way,” Alia replied (As noted here).
She got a chance to work with her crush in 2016 in the movie, ‘Dear Zindagi’. They both shared a good chemistry in that and fans loved that movie a lot.
In an interview session with SRK, a fan asked him Why Alia always called him SR – Could mean sweet and romantic or maybe senior and respected or maybe just Shah Rukh,” Shah Rukh replied. Alia revealed the real meaning behind it. “More like sweet and respected.” He also added- Alia said she was going to call him Pathaan owing to his blockbuster film. ‘Done lil One.’ Then Sharukh said, “I will call you lil Bhatt Kapoor.”
Alia Bhatt’s childhood crush on Shah Rukh Khan goes beyond just a celebrity infatuation. It’s a testament to the actor’s enduring appeal and the profound impact he has had on generations of Bollywood fans. Alia described how Shah Rukh Khan’s films inspired her and played a significant role in her decision to pursue a career in acting. Alia Bhatt’s revelation about her childhood crush on Shah Rukh Khan adds a heartwarming and relatable dimension to her celebrity persona. It reminds us that even the most successful and glamorous stars have their own idols and moments of admiration.
Recently she has been enjoying her vacation in New York with her husband Ranbeer Kapoor and daughter Raha.
Published by HOLR Magazine.