In the past few years, Bollywood has been criticized heavily for prevalent nepotism. The audience has called out Bollywood for ignoring talented stars and giving endless opportunities to star kids. And, one such star kid who has been a target of trolls is Alia Bhatt. Even though Alia Bhatt has proven her acting talent in movies like Raazi, Gangubai, Highway, and many more, it is quite unfortunate that her success is still attributed to nepotism.
Alia Bhatt got opportunities in her lap: Aishwarya Rai
Recently, Aishwarya Rai’s video about Alia Bhatt getting endless opportunities because of Karan Johar has gone viral. In the video, Aish says how Alia Bhatt has got opportunities in her lap because of Karan Johar’s support.
Aishwarya Rai’s hard-hitting take on nepotism
In the video, you can hear her saying, “I have said this to her (Alia Bhatt) also, ‘It’s fantastic for you’. The kind of support Karan (Johar) has given to her from the beginning, and to have that kind of an establishment with you is very comforting because you know it is not tough. You can have it all laid out for the longest time. And she smiled. It’s great where you as an actor know there are only good opportunities ahead.” She further added, “But what’s nice is she is also doing good work, along with great opportunities which are virtually there literally on her lap, regularly”
Aishwarya Rai’s Take Left Internet Divided
This video initiated an online debate that left the internet divided. While some agreed with Aishwarya, some didn’t.
“Even if someone gets the best opportunities not everyone can act n make a mark for themselves. Like her husband who got the best kind of opportunities but still he’s not a hit star even after 20 yrs. Alia is the most talented actress n her work speaks volumes,” a user commented. Another user said, “The same could be said about her husband too. He had 12-14 flops and was still getting regular work and eventually ended up with Dhoom working with yrf.” Someone said, “Nothing wrong Aish said here. Alia has always been blessed to have good roles in big-banner films. I agree that she fully utilizes her opportunities and gives fine acts but she didn’t have to go through any tough path. Same for Ranbir. They are good but certainly privileged.”
Here’s what people had to say about the video:
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