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”
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:
Point is she got too many opportunities on platter to showcase her talent due to which others don’t
Now who is talking wife of Abhishek Bachchan son of Amitabh Bachchan, sorry to say but her husband also a nepo proudct but he didn’t get success when alia gets sucessful career just bcz kjo launched her he is the reason of her every single achievement not Alia’s work and stardom
She s only telling the truth and She’s someone who struggled even after she won Miss World. It took time for Aish to establish herself as an actor whereas it different for Alia. She isn’t throwing any shade or taking a dig.
It’s easy to do “good work” when you’re allowed to shit all over the works until you become good and opportunities never stop coming all the while. And it’s easy to do “good work” when the entire industry is a nepo network offering you the scripts bc of inner ties.
Truly pointed out…. When I see other actresses like yami Gautam, Aditi Rao etc they are much much more talented and beautiful than Alia but not get that much attention which they deserve. Alia is surely hundred percent overhyped.
Compare Alia to her generation’s actresses with privileged backgrounds- Saiee Manjrekar, Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan or even Ananya Pandey. Alia’s acting is on another league to them. In fact one could agree it’s a few notches above Ash herself. You need talent to last.
I like her , quite a bit but her husband is the same. Getting opportunities on a platter , regularly since two decades. She should be careful about what she says because the interviewer could have embarrassed her by putting this across.