Alia Bhatt will play a singer in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next film, Mumbai Mirror reported. Describing the film as a “family drama”, the report quotes a source adding that it will “capture her character’s journey and all that she goes through to achieve her dreams of making it big as a singer”.

In an interview with Mumbai Mirror in April, Bhatt had said that Tiwari had presented an “extremely fun concept” to her. “Ashwiny is a fabulous director. I am excited as it’s going to be my breakaway film from all the serious ones,” she said.

Bhatt’s latest release Raazi has earned critical and commercial acclaim, grossing more than Rs 120 crores at the box office. The actor’s upcoming films include Zoya Akhtar’s hip-hop drama Gully Boy, Ayan Mukerji’s fantasy-adventure Brahmastra and Abhishek Verman’s Kalank. Bhatt will also make a guest appearance in Aanand L Rai’s Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Zero.

Tiwari made her debut in 2016 with Nil Battey Sannata, which features Swara Bhaskar in the lead role. She has also directed Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), featuring Rajkumar Rao, Kriti Sanon and Ayushmann Khurrana.

Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017).