Alia is no stranger to films as her mother Pooja Bedi and grandfather Kabir Bedi were in the industry before her. But the actor recalls that though he was invited to the meeting and received good feedback, his first film was still out of reach. Fortunately, a meeting with writer-director Anurag changes all that.
In an interview with Mid-Day, Alaia shared, “Almost Pyaar was my first film that I signed, even before my debut Baan Jawani Jaaneman. At that time, I faced rejections again and again. People would appreciate. [my reel], but I will not hear back from them. It confused me about art and made me doubt myself. But when I showed my reel to Anurag sir, he said, ‘I have a film that suits you.’ There was no further discussion; He offered me the film.”
The filmmaker’s faith in him allowed him to proceed with his future project with more certainty. He added, “Having someone like him believe in me gave me immense confidence. It made me think that I deserve to be in the industry. All credit to what I got after that moment with Sir. After that my career changed.
Alia won the Best Female Debut trophy at the 2021 Filmfare Awards for her performance in Jawani Jaaneman. Earlier this month, she was seen opposite Kartik Aaryan in the Disney + Hotstar film Freddie. Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat premiered at the Marrakech International Film Festival last month where both Alay and Karan attended the premiere with gusto. She also has the films Ek Aur Gajab Kahani and Sri with Rajkummar Rao, which are all set for release next year.