Posted Thu, January 9, 2014 1:10pm IST

The Highway actor is slowly but surely earning her place as the new blue-eyed girl on the Bollywood block. The cute daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt woos her fans, making her charm felt…

Alia Bhatt might have projected her glossy, I-need-my-Louis Vuitton fashionista image with her debut performance in Karan Johar’s popcorn college drama Student Of The Year. But now Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan’s little princess is taking her craft more seriously, aiming to cement her position in the movie world as a good actor too. And judging by whatever we have seen of her performance in Imtiaz Ali’s Highway, we must admit that the 20-year-old is pushing her envelope pretty well.

And she belies that makeup-free exterior and rough clothes to embody cuteness on the cover of fashion glossy Elle, all set to grab the attention she knows she deserves. Her tiny frame and tremendous innocence make Alia a fantastic mix of talent and a breath of fresh air. She looks like a high school hottie all eager to walk the ramp with complete irreverence – and that high on fashion attitude!

Though adorable, Alia has a long way to go before she can be convincing model. She’s got the style and she definitely knows how to flirt with the camera, but what is missing here is that much-needed zing. We know the babe will acquire and master that very soon. What say, BL readers?