Alia Bhatt seems to have it all—a series of big-ticket releases in the pipeline, the adulation of fans, the respect of critics and the favour of every sought-after director in her industry. But the Bollywood actor is in possession of another asset that nobody quite gives her enough credit for: a good head on her shoulders. As a young star who tasted meteoric success ever since her debut at age 19, Bhatt has learned to walk a tightrope between the boons and banes of early fame. Almost a decade on, you could say she’s made it through to the other side, nearly unscathed.
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It’s doubly impressive then that the actor’s oeuvre is not limited to her on-screen performances. In recent years, Bhatt has also thrown her weight behind social initiatives. In 2017, she founded CoExist, an ecological enterprise aimed at reducing the abrasiveness between humans, animals and the environment. In 2018, she announced ‘Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe’ through which fans could buy…