Shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s Highway has taken Alia Bhatt to several places in north India, be it Kashmir or Punjab.
Rajasthan also plays an important role in the film. One of the places the film’s crew set up, their shoot was a salt factory in Sambhar (Jaipur).
Born and brought up in a city like Mumbai, the world of Sambhar, where anything and everything has over a pinch of salt, was a revelation for Alia.
“Highway took me to all these amazing places that I probably wouldn’t have ever seen otherwise. Sambhar, the salt factory was the most beautiful and the weirdest experience for me. I celebrated my birthday there as well… in many ways, I think it was here that I truly started feeling like Veera (her character in the film),” says Alia.
Highway releases in UK cinemas through Disney UTV on 21st February 2014.