Posted Sun, June 1, 2014 10:00am IST

As a child the spunky daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt would emulate Bebo’s popular character Poo from Karan Johar’s family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. But now as Alia grows up to be a promising young talent in the film industry, she slowly transforms into someone she looked up to

When we saw Alia Bhatt in the trailer of Karan Johar’s forthcoming production Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, we could not help but draw the obvious parallels. Miss Bhatt looks refreshingly charming and absolutely moohfat in this one. Clad in garish and very colourful Punjabi attire Alia reminds us Kareena Kapoor’s character Geet from Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met. Doesn’t she? “Main shaadi karungi, toh Kareena wala lehenga pehan ke karungi, warna dulhe ko tata bye-bye kar do!” she complains to stress the point we are trying to make.

Her shiny salwar kameez, her hairdo and even her loud Punjabi kudi avatar makes Alia the new-age Geet aka Kareena Kapoor! In fact, more than one pertinent reason to believe that Alia is slowly becoming the next Kareena Kapoor. Tell us if you agree, BL readers!

KJo spotted it!

When Karan Johar was trying to find an uber cool, ultra-glamorous and absolutely over-the-top teenage fashion diva, named Shanaya for his film Student Of The Year, somebody informed the stylish filmmaker that Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Alia is highly influenced by Kareena Kapoor’s character Poo from K3G ( Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham) . KJo was told how the young Alia preens and poses before the mirror and how the gal is a total filmi in her head. When Karan auditioned Alia he saw the spunk and attitude in her. KJo, in fact, captured that attitude, the innate style and haughtiness perfectly on celluloid in SOTY. And just like Kareena in K3G we got the young effervescent fashion diva who knew her labels well!



Not only she dreamed to become a movie star, Kareena Kapoor was born for the stardom she enjoys. Being from the first family of Bollywood worked big time in Bebo’s favour, but she also did justice to every opportunity she got. She showed her acting prowess in off-the beaten track projects such as Yuva, Chameli, Omkara, Dev, Jab We Met and in many more movies. From a glam queen to an intense actor, Kareena showed her range of acting chops in no uncertain way. Just like Kareena, 21-year-old Alia has shown a rare blend of style, spunk and substance. She really impressed us with her performances in Highway and 2 States. Clearly, just like her idol Alia looks confident and highly promising!


Style holds the key!

While Kareena never disappointed us with her style, Alia is slowly getting there with her individualistic sartorial wisdom that stands out. Bebo is known for her ultra-glamorous, high-on-style and chic style sense whereas the petite star Alia is fun, experiential and fearless. But going by the way she appears on the covers of fashion and filmi glossies these days, we are confident that Alia will only sparkle brighter in the days to come. Also the way these two hotties have positioned themselves as brands is remarkably similar. Kareena tasted fame for her beauty and later went on to cash in on her acting skills, Alia too has struck that right balance of style and the credibility of her performances as an actor which only makes her the next Kareena Kapoor.