Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt

Actress Alia Bhatt  fresh with the success of "Student of the Year"  relies on ace director Karan Johar  rather than her family, when it comes to career guidance 

"Karan is like my mentor. He has given birth to me when it comes to getting into this industry. So every decision that I make, I do consult him. He obviously wants me to take my own decisions. He wants me to make mistakes and learn. He is a very important part of my life and career," Alia told PTI.

Even though Alia has an illustrious filmy background with sister Pooja Bhatt and brother Emran Hashmi among the most popularity personalities, she seeks no acting tips from them.

"I don't take advice on acting but I do ask them about a film or what I should do or how I should behave. I do talk about these things. But I don't take acting tips from them."

The newcomer, who made a surprising debut with a film outside her family banner said, "For my first film I had decided not to start off with our family banner. I was more than excited to do 'Student of the Year' with Karan. But now if something comes up (from Vishesh Films) then I will definitely look into it."

The bubbly actress has already completed her shooting for Imtiaz Ali's "Highway" and is on to her third project "2 States" based on Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name.

"I have '2 States', which is a Dharma Production's film. I feel I am at home. My director Abhishek Varman is a very good friend, so working with him is not only exciting but also fun. I can connect with him very easily. And working with Arjun is again a lot of fun. I am having a great time doing this film."

On her experience of working with Imtiaz Ali she quipped, "I am more than happy to work with Imtiaz Ali in 'Highway' as he has been on my wish list of directors. I have finished one long schedule. It is emotional and physically draining, but it is all in a positive sense. It is amazing to work on the film and I feel like I want to work on and on...I don't want to stop shooting for it."