It is not often that you find an actress who can take a joke on herself. But that is what impresses us about Alia when we met her at the DVD launch of her film, Highway. Alia has been receiving a lot of good-natured flak for her apparent lack of general knowledge as displayed on the TV show ‘Koffee With Karan’, but Alia seems to have taken it all in her stride.
When questioned about the jokes about her IQ doing the rounds of social media, she laughs and accepts it with grace.
“I am the first person to laugh at myself. I always say that I would rather be stupid than pretend to be intelligent,” she says.
The young actress in fact has been tracking all the jokes and finds them pretty amusing.
What she is not willing to take in her stride, however, are rumours about the change in her attitude after her twin successful films this year. Buzz that Alia has become rather arrogant following the critical acclaim she garnered for Highway and the commercial success of 2 States, the latter surpassing all expectations by crossing the Rs 100 crore mark.
Alia snaps: “Please name me the person who says I have turned arrogant. I don’t know anyone who has said that. In fact, people are asking how I am not so excited considering Highway and 2 States have become such successful films,” she remarks.
In all earnestness, Alia signs off, “Please don’t create one more joke!”
- Noyon Jyoti Parasara , Bollywood News Service