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Alia smitten by love!

Updated: September 11, 2015 4:35 am

Alia seems to be smitten by love these days. She has given her nod for becoming the leading lady of The Lunchbox director, Ritesh Batra’s second Hindi feature film. It is a slice-of-life love story narrated from a young girl’s perspective. The casting for an actor opposite Alia is currently underway and the film rolls next year. Ritesh is presently in London shooting his British drama, The Sense of an Ending, based on Julian Barnes’ Booker Prize-winning novel by the same name. The English production has a stellar cast, including Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent, Emily Mortimer from Shutter Island and The Newsroom fame and Michelle Dockery, the Downton Abbey star. Alia, who has five big-ticket releases lined up through 2015-16, had also signed Gauri Shinde’s yet-to-betitled drama about love that also features Shah Rukh Khan.

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