Mumbai: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who launched the first trailer of Shaandaar on Tuesday, said that she worked very hard for her bikini scene in the Vikas Bahl-directed movie which stars Shahid Kapoor in the lead role. (Also Read: The First Trailer of Shahid, Alia's Shaandaar Love Story is Out)
Speaking at the trailer launch of Shaandaar, Alia said, "Shahid and I were both training. He was training just for his usual self, as he likes to stay fit. I was training hard for that bikini shot. I was on diet, was focused about getting it right. It was not an elaborate shot, but I worked so hard."
Directed by Vikas Bahl, Shaandaar is a romantic-comedy featuring Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles and at the end of the film's trailer, Alia is seen in a pink bikini.
Vikas Bahl disclosed that the bikini scene was shot on the 'coldest day' and Alia was ready with a pair of pants to slip into soon after the shot. Alia revealed it was because of Shahid that she got to do two of her upcoming films - Shaandaar and Udta Punjab - with him. The Student of the Year actress was also thankful to her mentor, filmmaker Karan Johan, who launched her into Bollywood and is also producing Shaandaar.
"Karan started this journey, he has an important role in it. I chose to do different kind of roles. I believe variety is the spice of life. I am grateful to everyone for giving me an opportunity to choose and do different characters on screen. It is a conscious decision," Alia said.
In Shaandaar, Alia plays a free spirited girl named after herself - Alia. "Alia and Alia both are mad. With this film I got to explore funny, quirky side of me. Alia in Shaandaar is intelligent," she added.
Shaandaar, which also co-stars Pankaj Kapur and Sushma Seth in pivotal roles, is scheduled for release on October 22.