"Karan is the first person I will call up and tell him about the offer that I have got because he is my mentor. I have a contract for three films with Dharma Productions and I am there for the next five years. So I feel he (Karan) is the person I can fall back on when I need any advice on films or anything", she said.

Alia said Karan was more communicative overall as compared to her father.

"He (Mahesh Bhatt) is not involved in decisions I make in professional life but he talks to me. He knows what I am doing. He keeps a track of what I am doing because he is interested in it (films)," the 20-year-old actress said.

Alia said her father's advice to her is to understand professional success and failure objectively.

"He does advice me on certain things. He asks me to keep my head on my shoulders. He says nothing fails more than success. So when you get success then what is next, then you start feeling you have arrived and that's when you fail," Alia said.

Though her father has a production company—Vishesh Films--but Alia is yet to get any offer for films.

"No, I have not been asked about it (to act in Vishesh Films) yet. I feel there is a right moment, right time and a particular script. It will a big deal for me to work with my father's production so it should be something right. I will wait for him talk about it," Alia said.

Alia said she also turns to her sister Shaheen, an aspiring filmmaker, for advice.

"Shaheen is somebody I talk to about everything. If I have to take advice then I will take it from her as she does not get pleased easily. She is very particular... She is my toughest audience. Even my father feels convinced with her choice," the actress said.

(Agencies)

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