The 20-year-old actress plays Ananya Swaminathan in the Abhishek Varman directorial, which is based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel of the same name.
Alia’s character in the film is inspired by Anusha Bhagat, who is married to the novelist.
Alia Bhatt’s costumes are designed by Manish Malhotra for 2 States. Her look is also not the typical tam-brahm look. It actually changes throughout the film as it has been shot throughout India.
Various looks were designed for the young actress keeping in mind that she plays a management student and then goes to IIA Ahmadabad campus. Other looks include her playing a working woman, then meeting Arjun Kapoor’s parents in Delhi and then she gets back into traditional outfits to keep her folks back home happy.
Disney UTV will release 2 States in UK cinemas on 18th April 2014.