Having won the Best Actress trophy at the recently-held Filmfare Awards and Screen Awards, Alia's deglamourised performance as a victim of drug abuse in Udta Punjab could be one of the frontrunners for the Best Actress category at the upcoming 64th National Film Awards.
"I will be blown away if I get it. It's an honour to win a National Award. I don't know if it's possible, but if it happens, of course, I will be very glad," Alia said.
For her choice of roles, Alia says she follows her instinct. She wants to try all genres.
"Every film that I pick up is a sort of challenge for me. Badrinath Ki Dulhania was challenging because it is (set) in a different place altogether. I am playing a girl from Kota. She is a small-town girl and very different from other characters that I have played.
The film is slated to release on March 10.