Actress Alia Bhatt has refuted reports that her upcoming maiden project with Shah Rukh Khan would have the superstar just in an extended cameo.

Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan
Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan. Pics/Santa Banta

It was reported SRK would be not be the protagonist in the movie, to be directed by Gauri Shinde, and in fact the movie was a women-centric project.

"He's in the film. I am doing the film with him. Don't take it away from me," Alia told reporters here at the red carpet of Stardust Awards.

There were rumours that the 22-year-old actress started crying while shooting the yet-untitled film. Alia joked, "I've not started crying yet but I will start because the role is so tough..."

The film is co-produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Dharma Productions. This will be Shinde's second directorial after the critically and commercially successful "English Vinglish" (2012).