Actor Alia Bhatt, who rings in her 25th birthday on Thursday in Bulgaria, says “age is just a number.”

What is it like to be an A-list actor in one of the world’s biggest film industries as you turn 25? Well, ”busy” would be the best word to describe Alia Bhatt’s life right now. The actor has had a choc-a-bloc schedule for almost a year now — after wrapping up Raazi, she worked on Gully Boy, and is currently ensconced in “freezing” Bulgaria for over a month to shoot for Brahmastra. In fact, she is set to ring in her 25th birthday today on Ayan Mukerji’s film set. “For me, birthdays are like just any other day,” she says, adding, “Honestly, the only reason I like birthdays is because it’s a reason to eat cake. I feel birthdays and New Years are super overrated.”

Everyone tells me, ‘25 is an important age and 25-30 are important years’, but I don’t know what to feel. I am excited, because I can say that I am now in my mid-20s, and a little bit older (laughs). If I am working on my birthdays, I don’t pay much attention to it. I am happy that I’m working this year, because if you celebrate on a set, then the coming year is all about work and it goes well too. So, it’s a good way [to ring in your birthday].

Do you feel more mature now?

I feel, ‘age is just a number’, and I believe that. Your experiences make you mature, but, honestly, I still feel like a child. It terms of maturity, I feel I have more responsibilities, because I live alone now. That has been a big change in my life. I guess the people around me, such as my father or mother, would be able to say whether I have matured or not (smiles). I can’t say that.