“Honestly, I’m not into this candlelight and going out and dressing up. I want to be be in pyjamas at home, and watch my favourite TV shows, ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Friends’. I want to eat my favourite cheap food, whether it is pizza, or other cheap food like samosas or chaats. Now I’ve become a vegetarian, so the cheap food is less nowadays . I want to be in the comfort of my home with my partner and be myself and this would be a ‘shaandaar’ date for me,” said Alia when asked about her ideal date.
Responding to Alia’s answer, Shahid quipped: “That means you’ll be throwing pizzas and ‘chaat’ at each other.”
Alia and Shahid were promoting their film aShaandaar’ at his alma mater Mithibai College and when one of the students asked Alia who she would like to go on a date with from the industry except Shahid, he interrupted, “Why did you leave me out?”
When reminded that he was married and hence committed, he replied: “Everybody is committed in some way or the other. At least, hypothetically let me be alive.”
Alia was clueless about the date and asked for suggestions from the crowd who took numerous names except Shahid. At this, he said: “I’m one of you and you’re taking other names and not my name, I’m very hurt.”
Finally Alia said, “I’ll go on a ‘Shaandaar’ date with Shahid and all students of Mithibai College.”
“Shaandaar” is a romantic comedy having the backdrop of a destination wedding and is produced by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films.