"As far as brands are concerned, I don't own a branded thing. I believe that I would only buy a branded item with my own money," she told IANS in a group interview. Directed by Karan Johar, "Student Of the Year" is a romantic comedy also starring two newcomers - Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. It is releasing Oct 19.
In the film Alia will be seen as popular girl in her school, but lonely too. "My character's name is Shanaya Singhania. She comes from a very affluent and a rich background. She loves her clothes and bags, which are branded.
She also comes from a dysfunctional family, she does feel lonely and is looking for that one person who can love her unconditionally. She is witty and intelligent," the actress revealed. There were reports suggesting that Alia was not happy with the response to the promo. But she denied it saying: "That's not at all true. I am very happy with the promo and everything about the film."