Alia Bhatt is a guest at Express Adda today

At a time when the Hindi film industry is going through a rough patch with several big budget releases, actor Alia Bhatt delivered a hit with Gangubai Kathiawadi. The successful theatrical performance of the film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in which 29-year-old Alia played the titular protagonist, cemented her position as one of the most accomplished actors of contemporary Indian cinema.

Alia is the chief guest at Express Adda on Monday.

The daughter of director-producer Mahesh Bhatt and actor Soni Razdan, Alia is making her debut as a producer with Darlings, which will release on Netflix on August 5.

Along with Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan, she will also be seen in the Hollywood thriller Heart of Stone directed by British filmmaker Tom Harper, while her much-awaited superhero film, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, is set to release in September.

Alia made her debut with Karan Johar directed Student Of The Year (2012), and has since proved her versatility with several successful films. He has delivered strong performances in Highway (2014), Udta Punjab (2016), Raazi (2018) and Gully Boy (2019), with films like 2 States (2014) and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) entertaining the critics at large. is praised. ,

After marrying Ranbir Kapoor in April and announcing her pregnancy, she has entered a new phase in her personal and professional life. Ambitious and hardworking, the talented actor also has several major projects in the pipeline.

At Express Adda, Alia will interact with Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Indian Express Group, and Shubhra Gupta, film critic of The Indian Express.

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The Express Adda is a series of informal talks organized by the Indian Express Group and features them at the center of change.

Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME Nitin Gadkari, election strategist Prashant Kishor, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs and Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were among those present. Among the past guests in Adda.