For `2 States`, Alia Bhatt does as Tamilians do

Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, who plays a Tamilian girl in ‘2 States’, is not just trying to pick the accent but is also learning the typical household culture of a Tamil home.

She is going out of her way to fit the bill as a Tamil Iyengar girl for the movie, based on Chetan Bagat`s novel ‘2 States: The Story of My Marriage’. The story is about a Punjabi boy who falls in love with a Tamil girl, and the ensuing cultural clashes between them and their families.

A source close to Alia, the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, reveals, "She is learning the Tamil culture and tradition. She has also hired a special Tamilian teacher who will help her to adapt the south Indian culture."

Alia, who made her debut with Karan Johar`s ‘Student Of The Year’ in 2012, was also spotted in many south Indian localities to get a grip on her character.

In ‘2 States’, she will feature opposite ‘Ishaqzaade’ actor Arjun Kapoor. They even got together for a photoshoot recently, where Alia wore some typical south Indian saris - a contrast to her modern avatar in "Student Of The Year".

‘2 States’ is directed Abhishek Verman and co-produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala.