Alia Bhatt is Karan Johar’s favourite student and there is absolutely no doubt about that. So it doesn’t really come as a surprise that Karan will be producing Alia’s next. Yes, the actress has been roped in as the leading lady in a Meghna Gulzar film which is going to be produced by Karan Johar, as per reports in DNA. For those who don’t know, Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming movie is based on Harinder S. Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat.’ If reports are to be believed, Ms Bhatt will be seen playing the role of a spy of the early 1970s in the movie. The film is an espionage-thriller, revolving around the life of a Kashmiri girl who is married to a Pakistani army officer. We hear that the shoot will begin in July. (ALSO READ: After Dear Zindagi, Alia Bhatt signs yet another women-centric movie)

There were rumours that Alia wasn’t too keen on doing this film when she heard the script for the first time. However, Karan has somehow managed to convince her. Also, while the actress hasn’t given any confirmation on doing the film yet, now that Karan will be producing the film, we don’t think she would have second thoughts about playing the role.

In other news, Alia, who delivered three back-to-back hits last year with Kapoor & Sons, Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi, is chilling as for now. Her next film, Dragon, is with Ranbir Kapoor and will go on floors only in September. So now that she has got a lot of free time, she is spending enough time partying and chilling with her friends. Just last week we spotted her at the airport as she was heading for a mini vacation with her bestie, Akanksha Ranjan.