We had reported on August26 that Karan Johar is rooting for Alia Bhatt to be part of his next, 2 States, based on Chetan Bhagat's novel. At the time, co-producers KJo and Sajid Nadiadwala had even summoned the actress for a screen test to check if she looked the part.
The latest is that the leading lady of KJo's Student of the Year (SOTY) will also headline 2 States opposite Arjun Kapoor asource close to the project said, "KJo will make an official announcement about Alia being in 2 States only after SOTY hits theatres. "
Having worked with her in SOTY, KJo is impressed with Alia's acting abilities. "She seems to be a bundle of talent. Which is why KJo is backing her," the source pointed out 2
States is the story of a north Indian boy falling for a south Indian girl and how their respective cultures influence their lives together.
The film will be directed by Abhishek Verman, who was the creative director in Alia's debut film While KJo and Sajid remained unavailable for comment, surely Alia's excited about landing yet another plum opportunity.