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Mahesh Bhatt refuses to comment on Kangana Ranaut-Alia Bhatt row, calls Manikarnika actor a ‘bachchi’

Calling Kangana Ranaut a bacchi, Mahesh Bhatt says, “I will never ever say anything against our child because it is against my upbringing, it is against my nature.”

bollywood Updated: May 01, 2019 13:14 IST
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Mahesh Bhatt has refused to comment on Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli’s attacks on daughter Alia Bhatt and wife Soni Razdan.
Mahesh Bhatt has refused to comment on Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli’s attacks on daughter Alia Bhatt and wife Soni Razdan.
         

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel has been on the offensive against Alia Bhatt for some time - either questioning her acting skills or slamming her for staying away from political comments. Alia’s dad and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, however, does not want to comment at all on this. Calling Kangana a “bachchi”, Mahesh said that he would not like to comment against someone who started her Bollywood journey as an actress from his production company Vishesh Films.

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On being asked about the recent social media attack by Rangoli, Bhatt told reporters, “She (Kangana) is a ‘bachchi’, started her journey with us. Just because her relative (sister Rangoli) is attacking me, I won’t comment. Our upbringing and culture teach us that we should not raise a finger on our children. So saying anything against our children won’t be possible. My upbringing stops me to do so. Till I die, I will never ever say anything against our child because it is against my upbringing, it is against my nature.”

Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Shivam Raina and film director Mahesh Bhatt attend the screening of No Fathers in Kashmir.
Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Shivam Raina and film director Mahesh Bhatt attend the screening of No Fathers in Kashmir. ( AFP )

Bhatt was talking to mediapersons at the screening of the film Yours Truly, which is also his acting debut. His comments came after Rangoli attacked him and his wife Soni Razdan earlier this month. Rangoli also attacked Bhatt’s wife and their superstar daughter Alia Bhatt and called them “non Indian”.

In an earlier interaction with media, Kangana had termed media’s comparison of her performance with Alia’s Gully Boy an “embarrassment”. “Media have taken filmy kids love too far. Stop pampering mediocre work or else bar will never be raised,” the Manikarnika actress had said.

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While Alia had earlier said she would like to earn Kangana’s approval with hard work, at a recent media event, she refused to respond to any offensive statements. When asked by mediapersons whether it hurts her to see her parents getting dragged in the mud while she has been so graceful under fire, Alia responded, “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.”

Kangana started her journey in Bollywood in 2006 with the film Gangster, which was produced by Mahesh Bhatt. Kangana also bagged the best debutant award for her performance in the movie.

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First Published: May 01, 2019 10:11 IST

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