Actor Alia Bhatt is gearing up to begin shooting for her next film Inshallah with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan. Ever since the announcement was made about she bagging a lead role opposite Salman, most expressed surprise considering the age gap that Alia shares with Salman. However, now in her latest interview, she revealed the casting of Inshallah has been done after a lot of thinking and it’s an interesting script.

Alia was quoted by Mid-Day saying that there’s a reason behind the unusual casting and she can’t wait to begin the film with the ‘magical duo’ of Salman and SLB. Alia called the director a ‘visionary’ and mentioned people are ‘too quick to judge.’ She went on to say that there’s a plan in place for Inshallah and everything will seem beautiful once it comes on-screen. Alia also revealed that she is ‘thrilled’ to be working with Salman Khan, who is 27 years elder to her. She told the daily, “Even I never thought this combination is possible. It will be an intriguing journey and Salman is genuinely warm and kind. They are a magical duo and I am blessed to be in it.”

Earlier, while talking about collaborating with Alia on a film, Bhansali had said that a director would always love to work with actors of a certain calibre and when the time felt right to him, he decided to walk on this new journey with Salman and Alia.

Alia Bhatt has got only big films in her kitty now. Apart from Inshallah, she has now got Kalank releasing in a few days. The promotions of the film are in its last leg and the film is all set to hit the screens on April 17. It’s a multi-starrer with Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt joining Alia on the screen. Later this year, she will again begin another promotional cycle for her film Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor. The film, slated to release on December 21, is a fantasy drama with Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy also playing important roles. Alia has then got SS Rajamouli’s RRR in the pipeline. There’s so much on her plate and she is making the most of it!