Apparently, Alia signed "Shaandaar" much before she did "Highway" and Bahl came into limelight with Kangana Ranaut starrer "Queen".
Asked what urged her to take up this film, Alia explained: "What I really liked about the concept is that Vikas came to me with only five lines. He said that it's a love story of two insomniacs, there is a destination wedding, there are some four characters that seem completely crazy to me. "The world that he was describing turned out very fairytale type where there were castles, horses, stars and dragonflies. I felt that the world was unique. The story was entertaining, fun and sweet. Also there was this father-daughter relationship between Pankaj (Kapur) sir and me, which I found very interesting," she added.
Alia also described "Shaandaar" as the "first time destination wedding film" in India. "We all are very well aware that 'shaadi' (wedding) films do really well in our Indian film industry. 'Shaadi' is such an important moment for all of us in our lives. We really go all out to celebrate a wedding. "Destination wedding people have not really touched upon. There is always 'shaadi', but not like the one we are showing in the film, where all of us go to a destination and live under one roof. This is something that Vikas has touched upon for the first time," she added. Asked whether she would be marrying someone from the film fraternity or would like to tie the knot to someone from a non filmy background just like Shahid, Alia, who earlier regarded 31 as the right for marriage, said: "I think time will tell. I can't predict the future at this moment". "Shaandaar" released on Thursday on the occasion of Dussehra.