Alia Bhatt is making her Hollywood debut with ‘Heart of Stone’, a globe-trotting spy thriller co-starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. The film, which debuts globally Friday on Netflix, features Alia as a tech prodigy named Keya.
While she has grown accustomed to being a lead in Bollywood films, she was happy to be playing a more supporting part — as long as it had substance to it. “The way I judge it is if you take the character out of the story and you still have a film, then that character’s not important,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press in June.
Nonetheless, Alia, talking about how different Hollywood sets are from Bollywood sets, said that the main difference being the hours. The days were shorter on the sets, and so were the breaks. Not to miss, the actress was also pregnant during the shoot.
To say the least, ‘Heart of Stone’ is like cherry on the cake for the 30-year-old, who recently welcomed her first child, attended her first Met Gala and was named the first Indian house ambassador for Gucci. But, she does not have elaborate plans for Hollywood, and does not see herself moving to the US, like another Bollywood biggie, Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
“I think what Priyanka did was extremely brave and very different from what anyone has ever done. She’s such an inspiration to every young girl from India that has that big dream to be a global icon and a global star,” she said, adding, “I don’t think I could do that. I want to continue to do movies in India. And I want to be able to get these one-off, amazing international opportunities.”
“I still don’t know what I’m doing,” she signed off by saying. “It’s just this one film and we’ll see how it goes from here.”