Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi has taken the box office with a storm and minted Rs 100 crore within 17 days of release. The spy thriller has emerged as the fifth film of 2018 to enter the coveted club after Padmaavat, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Raid and Baaghi 2.
The film which released on May 11 has become the second women-centric film after Tanu Weds Manu Returns to cross the magical mark of Rs 100 crore. Be it the impeccable performance of Alia Bhatt and other actors or the gripping storyline, Raazi has earned rave reviews in each department.
Interestingly, Raazi is Alia’s third film after Badrinath Ki Dulhania and 2 States to collect more than Rs 100 crore. When it comes to experimenting with varied characters, the 25-year-old actress has always been one the first to do so.
Right from her role as Veera Tripathi in Highway to Bauria in Udta Punjab, Alia Bhatt has managed to give memorable performances.
While talking to PTI, the Student of the Year actress said that she always looked for a relatability factor in all her movies. "Unconventional can also be conventional and commercial if it connects with people. It is essential somewhere to maintain that balance. I was hoping this film ('Raazi') strikes a balance and I am happy it did. It also makes me believe in the choices that I make as an actor," she told the news agency.
Giving details about her work schedule, the Dear Zindagi actress said that she worked hard and shot for 16 hours a day for Raazi as they had to complete the film in a certain kind of budget.
"Now that the film is being appreciated it all feels worth it. But that doesn't mean my struggles are over. It will continue as I will have to prove myself with every film,'', Alia Bhatt added.
The power-packed performer said that the success of Raazi gave her the confidence to pick up more films like this in the near future.
"As an actor, you are never confident but you are always hopeful about it (success of film). I am grateful to the audience for the love. It gives me the confidence to pick up more films like this in future," Alia said as the critically acclaimed movie smashed all box office records.
The Kapoor and Sons actress has been roped as the face for Star Plus’ new brand campaign. Alia has some exciting projects lined up in her kitty, be it Gully Boy or Kalank.
(With PTI inputs)