Mumbai, Feb. 12 -- She is being touted as the next big thing (all her films till now have been hits, and she has even bagged several awards for her performances).
But Alia Bhatt still feels that she has a long way to go before she becomes popular among the masses. In fact, the young actor has a unique barometer to measure her 'mass' appeal. She wishes that her posters adorn beauty parlours - especially in small towns - all over India.
"Whoever has travelled to small towns wouldn't have missed noticing various actresses' posters on the walls, doors, glass windows and even interiors of small beauty parlours, which are spread across the interiors of the country. Ever since Alia was very young, she has had the wish to be on those posters," says an insider.
Till now, posters of actresses like Rekha, Hema Malini, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor Khan have largely dominated such spaces in small towns. "According to Alia, when an actress's posters adorn such beauty parlours, it becomes an automatic proof of her popularity, beauty quotient and success," adds the insider.
When contacted, Alia said, "It's my desire to be on those posters. Most importantly, I feel they prove your popularity and reach among the masses, which is something I would love to achieve."