Alia Bhatt joined the filmmaker and her mentor Karan Johar for a panel discussion session at the World Economic Forum India Economic Summit in New Delhi and gave her opinions at length about her journey in Bollywood so far, her future plans and how she handles the success. She said,

“I want to be remembered for the movies and characters I do. give a lot of heart into my characters…I want to be that impact on everybody. I have no idea of how well i am doing, what am I doing and what will if I sit back and assess every step that i take, I am going to lose a lot. So, I just go with the flow”.

When she was asked about her take on how she handles the criticism and love that comes her way being a celebrity, Alia answered,

“Initially I was very vulnerable and I was also very hungry to prove (myself). But with experience and in the last two years, it just came a bit of realisation to me is that the only constant in life is change. So, today I may be getting lot of love, tomorrow I won’t, may be. Today may be I am getting lot of hate, tomorrow I won’t, may be.”

When she was quizzed about the every developing and changing technologies, the actor described herself as “technology challenged” amongst those present.

 Karan, who was moderating the discussion, said,
“When we talk about my industry, the movies, I feel extremely unfortunate when we say that we are not really on an upward swing at the moment. Cinema and cricket used to be two forces of entertainment on our land, and now, we (cinema) are fighting so many obstacles internally with other verticals, like digital and television are constantly growing and we are still surviving and combating reduced footfalls in cinemas.”

Deepika Padukone also participated in another panel discussion and spoke about her depression at the summit.

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