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Did you know Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor were set to make their Bollywood debuts in THIS Sanjay Leela Bhansali film?

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor

Many people are unaware that Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor were set to make their Bollywood debuts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film. Alia was only 12 years old at the time, while Ranbir was around 20.

After 5 years of dating, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor married in an intimate ceremony on April 14th. While the lovebirds’ journey was nothing short of a fairytale, many may be unaware that Alia and Ranbir were supposed to make their Bollywood debuts with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Balika Vadhu. Also see: Today’s Top Entertainment News: Shah Rukh Khan becomes uneasy after Baba Siddique pushes him; Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor skip their honeymoon; and more

Ranbir was around 20 at the time and worked as Bhansali’s assistant. When Alia first met Ranbir on Bhansali’s set, she was only 12 years old. The filmmaker was working on his film Balika Vadhu at the time and wanted to cast Alia and Ranbir in the lead roles. They’d even collaborated on a photoshoot. Alia couldn’t stop blushing when Bhansali asked her to lean on Ranbir’s shoulder, and she was unable to perform the scene. Also read: Karan Johar REVEALS having an oops moment at Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s mehendi ceremony.

During the 2014 promotion of Imtiaz Ali’s Highway, Alia recalled the incident and stated, “I was 12 years old the first time I met Ranbir. I had to do a photoshoot with him because he was assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali. And I was too timid to keep my head on his shoulder, which I couldn’t do. Bhansali sir said that I was flirting with Ranbir.” Also read: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt now possess these 12 insanely pricey items.

A few years later, in 2017, Ranbir recounted the identical experience that had turned him become an Alia admirer right then and there. He also said that they had planned to make their debuts jointly.In fact, many people didn’t know that Alia and I were going to make our movie debut together while Sanjay Ji was making Balika Vadhu. We had also done a photoshoot together, and I have been a fan of hers ever since.”

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