Alia has focused on making good Bollywood movies while Deepika has focused on Hollywood.
Alia signs more movies while Deepika sits at home waiting for way too long to sign anything.
Alia will have 3 movies next year (2 of them really big movies), while Deepika doesn't have anything lined up.
Alia has a good rapport built with the youngsters and is doing movies with the top 3 youngsters, while Deepika can hardly move on from doing movies with Ranveer.
Deepika refused to romance Vicky Kaushal in Padmaavat, as he was a small star. As a result when the movie was a big hit Shahid also took some of the limelight, while Alia did the movie with Vicky and walked away with majority of the credit.
If this goes on the Alia will overtake Deepika in a couple of years.
Even the choices Deepika makes are head-scratchers. She finally agreed to do a movie expect it was to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. When that fell apart she is apparently in talks with a movie with Ranveer yet again. And she complains that she can't find the sort of roles she wants yet she also doesn't take the step of producing something for herself.