Mumbai: Alia Bhatt, who has confirmed she has signed Vikas Bahl`s `Shaandar` for a role with Shahid Kapoor, says she`s a fan of the actor, whom she first fell in love with when she was all of 11.
"I`m a huge Shahid Kapoor fan. I must have been 11 years old when I went to see Shahid in `Ishq Vishk` at Gaiety-Galaxy (in Mumbai). I`ve been a fan since then. He is a fabulous actor and from what I hear, a very supportive co-star," Alia said.
Shahid is a generation removed from most of the co-stars Alia has worked with so far.
Gently, she corrects that by saying: "You forget I`ve done `Highway` with Randeep Hooda. But yes, that apart, I`ve so far worked with actors my own age. So there was a natural comfort level with them.
"But it`s not like Shahid is any different from Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor or Sidharth Malhotra. He is a very chilled-out guy. He has been around for so many years. I am sure he`s a thorough professional. And I am really looking forward to working with him."
The actress, who was recently seen in `Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania`, admits there is plenty on the plate. But she isn`t allowed to speak about them all as yet. She is, however, excited about `Shaandar`.
"I`m very excited. I loved his (Vikas Bahl`s) `Queen`. And I am really looking forward to what he does in the film with me," said the `Highway` actress.
`Shaandar` is to be shot in an undisclosed part of England later this year. Bahl`s last film, the much-lauded "Queen" had been shot in Paris, one of Alia`s favourite cities where she got a chance to holiday recently.
"I am very excited about this film. It`s something I haven`t done so far. I want to work with every major actor," she said.