Trust Karan Johar to get celebrities to answer even the toughest questions they’ve been avoiding for months. In the latest episode of Koffee With Karan, he asked guest Alia Bhatt about her recent comments about her husband Ranbir Kapoor which created a huge controversy. Alia was joined on the couch by her sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor. (Read also: HTLS: Alia Bhatt Says She’s Not ‘Hiding’ Daughter Raha, She’s ‘Proud’ Of Her)
What was the controversy?
Recently, Alia had said in a beauty tutorial video that she doesn’t like when Ranbir wears lipstick and tells her to ‘wipe it off’. While he said he said it because he liked the natural look of her lips, people on social media found his behavior a bit too overbearing and even “toxic”. Many tweets and videos were shared, evaluating and analyzing their relationship, which was even called unhealthy.
“Out of context”
Now, Alia mentioned on the show how the fact that Ranbir is not on social media might play a role in all the trolling they get so often. “I have a very honest way of speaking. So when I talk about anything in my life, I like to impersonate the person, give anecdotes, make it personal. I feel like a lot of things are being thrown out of context, which is what happened recently with the video. My team told me ‘ye kuch out of hand jaara hai’. I was like, ok theek hai Jan do. Then I realized that there were serious articles written about how he was a toxic person and I thought, “are we serious?” There are many issues in the world that need more attention.”
“It’s the opposite”
“The only reason I feel bad is because it’s honestly the opposite… There’s a line that I think is being crossed, but you can’t say anything about it. Ranbir says this, ‘Alia the audience has you, they can say anything hell they want to say about you, as long as your films are doing well, don’t complain about sitting in your flat in Bandra,” he added.
Recently, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Alia had said something similar. Alia said that while she feels bad about the bad things she reads about herself or her loved ones, she will never “fight with her audience”. “As long as my films are doing well and I am enjoying them…” Alia added that these are the times when she has to show her gratitude to her audience.
Koffee With Karan airs every Thursday midnight on Disney+ Hotstar.
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