It was safe to debut with SOTY: Alia

Mumbai: Though she is open to exposing and doing intimate scenes on screen, Alia chose to make a safe debut with Karan Johar's family entertainer 'Student of the Year'.

The 19-year-old is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is known for bold films and has churned out films including 'Raaz', 'Jism' and 'Murder'.

"I don't consider kissing a taboo. I won't do it (expose) for the heck of it. If the script demands and it is justified.. will do it. Like in 'Student of The Year' I have worn a bikini. I was very comfortable doing that because it was required and it isn't that I haven't worn bikini in real life," Alia told PTI.

She follows Bhatt camp films and there are a few she likes while others she does not.

"I love their (Vishesh Films') films. But that doesn't mean I love all their films. There are films that I don't like and I tell them about it too but there are films that I love as well," she said.

Considering the kind of films they make, Alia feels it was safe for her to debut with a family entertainer like 'SOTY'.

"You can call it safe. Bhatt camp makes films that are different. At the end of the day, it is all about how convincing you are onscreen. Like Emraan Hashmi started with Vishesh Films and today he is a superstar," she said.