Alia Bhatt on Kangana Ranaut, Rangoli’s attack on her parents: ‘I will stay silent, that’s my stand’
Alia Bhatt was at the Critics Choice Film Awards 2019 on Sunday when she was asked to react on Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli’s controversial comments about her and her family.Updated: May 03, 2020, 00:32 IST
Actor Alia Bhatt has finally reacted to Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel’s attacks on her parents. Alia was at the Critics Choice Film Awards 2019 on Sunday when she was asked to react on the comments made by the sisters.
Media persons at the event complimented Alia for her graceful stance through the controversy but asked her if it hurts her to see her parents --filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actor Soni Razdan -- get dragged in the mud with her. “Dekhiye, agar main aisi hu then my family is 10 times more mature and stronger than I am. Mujhe isme padna hi nahi hai, you know. I just want to be happy, positive, work hard, be a better version of myself every day. Log kya kahe, kya na kahe I should not pay attention to it. Everybody has a right to say what they want to say. Main bas chup rahugi, that’s my stand,” she said.
Kangana and Rangoli, who is also her spokesperson, have been attacking Alia since last year, criticizing her work and her alliance with filmmaker Karan Johar. In an earlier interview to Bollywood Life, Kangana had said that she finds comparisons between herself and Alia embarrassing because she found Alia’s much appreciated performance in Gully Boy ‘mediocre’. Kangana said, “I am embarrassed...What is there to beat in Gully Boy performance ....same snappy muh phat girl... Bollywood’s idea of a fiery girl, woman empowerment and good acting, spare me this embarrassment, please. Media have taken filmy kids love too far. Stop pampering mediocre work or else bar will never be raised.”
Later in a tweet, Rangoli talked about Alia and her mother Soni Razdan’s British citizenship as she wrote mentioning an article, “These non Indians who are living off this land, using and abusing its people and its resources, lying about intolerance and spreading hatred, time to think about their agenda and not to get carried away with their provocations.” In another series of tweets, Rangoli claimed that Alia’s father Mahesh Bhatt once threw a slipper at Kangana at the screening of her film Woh Lamhe. She wrote in a tweet, “...later when she went for Woh Lamhe preview to a theatre he threw chappal on her, he didn’t allow her to see her own film, she cried whole night .... and she was just 19years old.”
At the event, Alia was also asked if she has introspected about her latest release Kalank, which has received a lukewarm response from the audience. “I’m not going to analyse my film because that is something not required. Audience verdict is the biggest proof for a film and if the audience does not accept a film, then it should not do well. That’s just the way it is. We should accept it, come back, try and make sure they’re not disappointed next time.”
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