In the "Highway Diaries", short video snippets that capture the journey of the film, Alia has recently shared her experience of shooting for the film in a salt factory in Sambhar.
Having been born and brought up in a city like Mumbai, Sambhar was a revelation for Alia.
"'Highway' took me to all these amazing places that I probably wouldn't have ever seen otherwise. Sambhar, the salt factory, was the most beautiful and the most weird experience for me," said the 20-year-old.
"I celebrated my birthday there as well...in many ways, I think it was here that I truly started feeling like Veera (her character in the film)," she added.
"Highway" will release Feb 21, 2104.