Alia Bhatt's letter to her future self will make you rethink your New Year's resolutions


Alia Bhatt’s letter to her future self will make you rethink your New Year’s resolutions

From Alia to Alia

By Alia Bhatt  December 8th, 2017

As she completes five wildly eventful, successful and life-altering years in Bollywood, Alia Bhatt pens a letter to her future self. Her plans, hopes, dreams and all the stuff in between, the actor and megastar cover them all. 

Dear Alia,

Remember this year, 2017. It’s the year I started to form a relationship with myself. It’s also the year I started meditating — I’ve stuck to it for three weeks now, and I’ve really been enjoying it. Hopefully, you’re still at it, 15 years from now. I’ve always wanted this; not to meditate necessarily, but this moment of stillness in a day. The thing is, I’m not a people person. I stick with the few who really matter, and that’s it. It’s not like I hate human beings, I just consider myself a cat.

At 40, I hope you are a good person. And that you haven’t allowed success or failure to ruin your relationships or make you forget your roots. I hope you haven’t changed drastically. I’m sure you’ve had to change, but I just hope not too drastically. You know, I can’t take breaks? I feel very guilty when I try to clear my schedule. I feel like I should work rather than chill. But one day, I want to go on a safari to see wild animals — you know, the typical South African safari. I also want to travel to New Zealand and Australia, and I want to see the northern lights too. Maybe take a solo hiking trip somewhere. I hope you did all that…

Excerpted from Elle’s December cover story. To read the full story, subscribe to the print edition here or download the digital edition here.

Alia Bhatt’s stunning photo shoot from ELLE’s December issue:


Feather dress, price on request, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC. Diamond bangle, price on request, Nirav Modi.


Photographs: Tarun Vishwa

Styling: Rahul Vijay

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair: Gabriel Georgiou/ Anima Creative Management

Make-Up: Puneet Saini

Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika Chotrimall (Styling)


Silk top, wool pants; both prices on request, Oscar de la Renta. Wool and faux fur coat, price on request, Mary Katrantzou. Suede heels, ₹74,500, Jimmy Choo.

 

Photographs: Tarun Vishwa

Styling: Rahul Vijay

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair: Gabriel Georgiou/ Anima Creative Management

Make-Up: Puneet Saini

Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika Chotrimall (Styling)


Silk top, wool pants; both prices on request, Oscar de la Renta. Wool and faux fur coat, price on request, Mary Katrantzou.

 

Photographs: Tarun Vishwa

Styling: Rahul Vijay

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair: Gabriel Georgiou/ Anima Creative Management

Make-Up: Puneet Saini

Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika Chotrimall (Styling)


Recycled polymer top, ₹72,500, Amit Aggarwal. Tanzanite and diamond earrings, price on request, Nirav Modi.

 

Photographs: Tarun Vishwa

Styling: Rahul Vijay

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair: Gabriel Georgiou/ Anima Creative Management

Make-Up: Puneet Saini

Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika Chotrimall (Styling)


Net gown, price on request, Dior. Wool coat, price on request, Versace. 18K white gold and diamond necklace, price on request, Tanishq.

 

Photographs: Tarun Vishwa

Styling: Rahul Vijay

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair: Gabriel Georgiou/ Anima Creative Management

Make-Up: Puneet Saini

Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika Chotrimall (Styling)


Recycled polymer top, ₹72,500, Amit Aggarwal. Velvet pants, ₹60,136, Stella McCartney. Velvet heels, price on request, Mary Katrantzou. Tanzanite and diamond earrings, price on request, Nirav Modi.

 

Photographs: Tarun Vishwa

Styling: Rahul Vijay

Art Direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar

Hair: Gabriel Georgiou/ Anima Creative Management

Make-Up: Puneet Saini

Assisted By: Divya Gursahani And Vedika Chotrimall (Styling)