Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt recently opened up about Alia Bhatt’s debut appearance at the Met Gala and said that the platform can serve as a stepping stone that helps her in being more visible in the international landscape. Later this year, Alia will be making her Hollywood debut in Heart of Stone.
In an interview with ETimes, Mahesh said, “I see Alia’s visit to the Met Gala event as a precursor to the release of Heart of Stone which is a Netflix-priced asset that they are releasing somewhere towards the end of this year. So, I think this kind of sets the mood for her to be more visible in that landscape and then slowly build up from there.”
The filmmaker added, “Cannes and Met Gala are prestigious events and the world keeps its eyes on these events. The international upmarket, glamor brands look for a face to represent them in our country, which has got a huge population and a growing sizeable upper middle class that has an appetite for products manufactured by these labels. I think that is also one of the possible targets that Alia may be having to strike.”
Alia’s first appearance at the Met Gala got thumbs up. Alia wore a white dress that was embroidered with 100,000 pearls in India designed by Prabal Gurung.
Alia will next be seen in the film Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani opposite Ranveer Singh. Her Hollywood film Heart of Stone, which also stars Gal Gadot, is scheduled to release in August.